WB Games Focusing on Arkham Origins DLC Instead of Patches
In what is being seen as a slap in the face of Batfans, WB Games has announced that it's working on downloadable content instead of another patch to fix Batman: Arkham Origin's bugs.
On Feb. 7, Arkham Community Manager Mercury posted the following message in a thread about a possible patch 1.06 for Arkham Origins in the WB Games forums:
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.
As one might imagine, the news that the development team was working on story DLC that will become available for purchase instead of another patch to fix more of the game's bugs has left customers less than pleased.
The rest of the thread is full of comments from users, lashing back at the news and resenting the fact that more content is being developed for what they're viewing as a fundamentally broken game.
Many of the forum users are planning to speak with their wallets by refusing to buy any current or future DLC for Arkham Origins, while others claim they've had no issues with bugs and would gladly pay for more story-based DLC.
Though we've seen hints about what this upcoming downloadable content will entail, there's been no indication from WB Montreal about a release date. Perhaps with all the hubbub surrounding the developer's plans, we'll learn soon.