Warner Concentrating on Arkham Origins DLC, Not Patches

Warner Concentrating on Arkham Origins DLC, Not Patches

Many of the bugs in Batman's latest outing will be left to fester, it seems.

Been hoping Batman: Arkham Origins' bugs would get fixed? Don't hold your breath.

According to a post on the official forums from community manager "Mercury," actually fixing the game is taking a back-seat to -- you guessed it -- DLC.

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

Mercury didn't give a reason for the fact that the "minor glitches" in the game would not be fixed other than the fact that the team was busy putting together the story DLC. The announcement has incited the ire of the game's official community -- understandable, really, since while the game itself is solid, it's been plagued with bugs and issues since launch, and to hear that these are not going to be addressed is likely frustrating for those who have been patiently waiting for a definitive, bug-free Batman: Arkham Origins experience.

Arkham Origins is just one in an increasingly long line of games from triple-A studios that were seemingly rushed out of the door in order to meet deadlines or planned release dates; judging by the problems big-name, high-profile titles such as Arkham Origins and Battlefield 4 in particular have suffered in the last year or so as a result of this practice, one would hope that developers and publishers will take a little more care in future. Releasing a broken game erodes trust; if Arkham Origins' forums are anything to go by, to then say a broken game isn't going to be fixed causes it to crumble completely. Not everyone has had issues with the game, but the ones who do encounter problems are the ones who will shout the loudest.

It is, of course, Warner Bros. Montreal's decision on whether or not to fix the bugs in their game or focus development on add-on content. But convincing players to purchase, download and play that downloadable content requires those same players to have faith in the development team -- and that's a resource that seems to be in increasingly short supply after this announcement.

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