Batman Arkham Origins dev working on DLC instead of patch to fix game-breaking bugs

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Some players have reported game breaking glitches in Batman: Arkham Origins.  I even encountered a few crashes myself during my play-through for my review.  Players have still been getting these glitches and crashes even after five patches.  Those still effected by crashes and glitches have been hoping for a patch, but Warner Brothers Montreal has said that they have no plans for anymore.  They are instead focusing on DLC.

In a post on the Batman WB Games forum, community manager Mercury wrote the following (I added bold and underlining) “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 you might expect, this did not go over well with anyone.  The comments below Mercury’s reply alone should give you a good indication of how much it has angered the community.  If that’s enough, check on what those on Neogaf and Reddit are saying.  I would post some, but many of the replies are just plain vulgar.

Origins has one announced story DLC coming still.  It’s heavily speculated that the DLC will focus on Mr. Freeze, one of Batman’s long time villains.  One could also expect Warner Brother’s Montreal to be already working on a new project, maybe another Arkham game.

This reporter’s opinion:  Wow.  This is just plain wow.  I suppose part of me appreciates the fact that they came out and announced it, but focusing on DLC instead of fixing your currently broken game is just plain shameless.  People say EA is bad, but they put development of future DICE titles on hold to get their issues fixed.  Shame on you, Warner Brothers Montreal.  You are simply confirming the fear that many had with this game: That is was nothing more then a cash grab.

by, Bobby Marquardt

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