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Warner Bros. Won't Be Fixing Arkham Origins Bugs, Creating DLC Instead

Holy PR Fail, Batman!

Nothing like a good scandal to start Monday off and this week’s comes courtesy of Warner Brothers, specifically the Arkham Community Manager on the official WB Games forums.

A number of players asked if game breaking bugs were to be fixed in the near future and this was the response:

The team is currently working hard on the upcoming story DLC and there currently are no plans for releasing another patch to address the issues that have been reported on the forums.

If we do move forward with creating a new patch, it will try to address the progression blocking bugs for players, not the minor glitches that do not prevent one from continuing to play. The issues that are not progression blockers will unfortunately no longer be addressed.

We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused for some of you, and want to thank you for having been patient.

So just to be clear, Warner Bros are saying thatthe “progression blocking bugs” that stop you from playing the game may not be fixed until after the next batch of paid-for DLC, and any other glitches will not be patched at all.

It makes a nice change for a developer  to be honest and upfront but this probably was not the news purchasers of Batman: Arkham Origins were hoping for.

Source: WB Games

  1. Germanos
    Since: May 2011

    Reminds me of a ABBA song, what was the title again….hmmmmm…ow, I remember “Money, money, money” ^^

    Comment posted on 10/02/2014 at 09:53.
    • Darksidesystems
      Since: Aug 2010

      i just spent the last couple of minutes trying to put Arkham, Batman, Bruce-Wayne and Adventure into different orders to try and work out what ABBA stood for.


      Comment posted on 10/02/2014 at 12:42.
      • Germanos
        Since: May 2011

        ABatman(Brucewayne)Adventure. Done xD

        Comment posted on 10/02/2014 at 12:45.
  2. Eldur
    Since: Nov 2012

    This sort of behaviour needs to be stamped out, and stamped out quickly. Some of the bugs yet to be patched are truly game breaking, and the 360 version is still suffering from an issue that corrupts game saves.

    Chasing more money from DLC before correcting an essentially unfinished game is bad logic and terrible for gamers.

    Comment posted on 10/02/2014 at 10:08.
    • bunimomike
      Since: Jul 2009

      Agree wholeheartedly. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed State of Decay, for example, but refuse to continue supporting it. There are game-breaking bugs in there and having them work on DLC is very frustrating. I’ve refused to buy it and will continue to vote with my wallet when it comes to who gets the money and who doesn’t.

      Comment posted on 10/02/2014 at 16:10.
  3. 3shirts
    Since: Aug 2008

    Anyone who buys that DLC needs a damn good kicking. Don’t reward this kind of behaviour!

    Comment posted on 10/02/2014 at 10:11.
    • Yorozuya
      Since: Dec 2013

      Its pretty much why I’m not buying the game at all. I like the Arkham games but this entry is pure greed to me.

      Comment posted on 10/02/2014 at 10:35.
  4. Starman
    Since: Jul 2011

    Just started this, now I’m not sure if to continue or wait for a patch. Sounds like Warner want to get the dlc done then shut down the dev or have them move on to something else.

    Will definitely be avoiding their games in future if this attitude remains.

    Comment posted on 10/02/2014 at 10:35.
  5. hazelam
    Since: Feb 2009

    something of a confused message there.

    on the one hand, they saying.
    “we’ve got your money now, so screw you”.

    and on the other they’re saying.
    “we’ve got dlc coming out soon, buy that please”

    i can respect the honesty but i can still think they’re a bunch of greedy douchebags for what they’re being honest about.

    the forum is a fun read, the reaction there is about what you’d expect, with a lone voice seemingly trying to defend wb.

    i’m gonna make a prediction here.

    there will be a patch, but it will be part of the next dlc, and only with the dlc, so if you buy it, it’ll be patched, if not, well you’ll be shit out of luck.

    maybe i’ll be right, and maybe i’ll be wrong.

    frankly with stuff like this and the Dungeon Keeper mobile version, i think making money isn’t just the most important thing any more, it’s now the only thing.

    if they thought they could get away with it they’d sell you an empty box with a blank disc in it and tell you it was the ultimate sandbox game creation tool.

    you know, i think i might trademark that before any of the big publishers actually do try doing that.

    Comment posted on 10/02/2014 at 11:06.
  6. TSBonyman
    Since: Dec 2009

    Anyone who buys dlc for a broken game needs a good batarang.

    Comment posted on 10/02/2014 at 11:28.
  7. ron_mcphatty
    Since: Sep 2008

    I think I’ll buy it used. I loved the first two Arkham games but, as has been said already, this attitude stinks.

    Comment posted on 10/02/2014 at 11:47.
  8. mrfodder
    Since: Nov 2009

    I enjoyed that game and had no issues, but an attitude like that means no dlc.

    Comment posted on 10/02/2014 at 12:16.
  9. Forrest_01
    Since: Jun 2009

    Disgusting news – Even with the relatively small amount of multiplayer i have played (i have only succeeded in getting into a couple of matches & was disconnected from one of them!), it has been horrendously broken.

    They aren’t planning to fix it & instead release yet more content… That probably also cannot be played due to above bugs (considering its most likely mp content of course).

    Good move WB. Way to keep your fanbase. :/

    Comment posted on 10/02/2014 at 13:01.
  10. blackredyellow
    Since: Mar 2009

    I’ll actively avoid this game having heard this.

    Comment posted on 10/02/2014 at 15:03.