The new round of Batman video game titles have received massive success, critical acclaim, and a major fanbase. These were a bit less pronounced, however, with the latest title, Batman: Arkham Origins. One of the biggest factors of the slightly-more-than-lukewarm success has been the game’s technical issues. However, these are about to be addressed by developer WB Games Montreal.
In an announcement posted on the Arkham Origins page, Community Manager “Mercury” posted about the issues being encountered by gamers on the recently-released game, many of which have been posted on those forums (if you wonder if those are ever read by the developers, they apparently usually are). Mercury posted an exhaustive list of the known major bugs and the intention of WB Games Montreal to fix them, as well as updates on some others:
1) Infinite Falling/Falling Out Of World – All platforms
Some players have been stuck in an endless loop of falling, making it impossible to complete certain missions and progress through the single-player campaign. We believe we have identified the issue and are currently testing the software update, which will push most players back to their previous save so that they will not be stuck in an infinite loop.
2) Unable To Continue Story – All Platforms
Some players can see their story progress in the main menu, but once they choose the story slot they don’t see an option to “Continue” and only “New Game” shows up. This issue should be resolved and the “Continue” option will once again be available.
3) FreeFlow Focus mode not unlocking upon reaching “Shadow Vigilante” rank 3 will be fixed – All Platforms
Specific to the PC, an update that addresses the above issues, as well as the following, recently went live:
1) Fix for progression blocker keeping some players from navigating through the vent in the Burnley tower.
We have not yet solved the following rare issues and are continuing to investigate.
1) Corrupted Saves – Xbox 360 only
Players have reported losing their saved game to data corruption. Specifically, when you try to choose a story slot to continue, it says “Corrupted” and if you select it, an error message appears which says, “The save is corrupt. Please delete it.” We believe we know what is causing this and need a few more days to validate before pushing a patch through.
2) Ongoing Crashing/Freezing Issues – Xbox 360 only
Players have reported recurring crashing and freezing while playing the game. We have been working hard to track down and resolve the problem as quickly as possible. We believe we know what is causing these issues and need a few more days to validate before pushing this patch through. In the meantime, some players have managed to avoid the freezing by disconnecting their console from the Internet while playing.
While some of the negative reviews from users aren’t specifically about these issues, it’s good to know that the developer is working so hard to fix these, which should certainly improve the user experience.