Batman: Arkham Knight PC Requirements Could Be a Spoilsport

Batman: Arkham Knight

The PC requirements for playing one of the most highly anticipated games, Batman: Arkham Knight, might end up being a spoilsport for many enthusiasts. The game has already created a buzz and had been embroiled in controversies much before its official launch. The decision on behalf of Warner Bros. Interactive to carve out exclusive downloadable content (DLC) for every specific retailer as well as Batman: Arkham Knight’s season pass priced at $40 invoked a lot a criticism from the gaming community.

Batman: Arkham Knight is scheduled for its launch on Tuesday, June 23, 2015. The creators of the game had to make certain changes just before the launch and deal with some performance issues. This had earlier delayed the game’s launch. The game’s Steam page has been finally updated and it suggests that the creators have redesigned it to be compatible with certain configurations available in the market. The long list of PC requirements for Batman: Arkham Knight could spoil the fun and experience that gamers all over the world have been waiting for.

Batman: Arkham KnightBatman: Arkham Knight’s Steam community page had a post which stated that the minimum specifications required for playing the game on PCs have been readjusted. It was mentioned that the creators had to deal with certain issues with the performance of the game for PC gamers using AMD graphics cards. It was clarified that the team of designers was working with AMD to resolve these issues. The post also stated that the main change in specifications required for playing Batman: Arkham Knight on PC was that the basic graphics card needed was switched to AMD Radeon HD 7950 with a minimum memory requirement of 3GB.

As per the post, this particular graphics card has been used in the past for testing The Witcher 3 and Grand Theft Auto V, and though it is an old graphics card, it is an adequately powerful one. At the end of the post, it was informed that the creators and developers would provide more updates related to the performance issues of Batman: Arkham Knight with AMD graphics cards as soon as possible.

This would mean that the most of the AMD users who have a mid-range PC with popular graphics cards like R9-380 or its previous version, the R9-285, would not be able to play Batman: Arkham Knight on their PC unless they upgrade the graphics card. However, this is on expected lines as Batman: Arkham Knight features Gameworks technology, which is owned by Nvidia and is similar to the basic graphics card requirement for The Witcher 3.

Batman: Arkham KnightFor users with Nvidia cards in their PC, the GeForce GTX 660 is the basic requirement with a minimum memory of 2GB. Those who got a chance to play the game before its launch have rated it very highly and commented that it is an excellent game. The only criticisms were about the parts of the game when players are required to use the Batmobile. Thus, even after being an awesome game, the requirements for playing Batman: Arkham Knight on PC could possibly be a spoilsport. For prospective gamers who wish to play the game on PC, here is a list of recommended specifications and basic requirements.

• Game: Batman: Arkham Knight
• Release Date: June 23
• Platforms: Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC
• Developer: Rocksteady Studios

PC Recommended specifications:

• OS: Windows 8.1 with 64-bit OS or Windows 7 SP1
• Hard Drive: 55GB available space
• Memory: 8GB RAM
• Processor: AMD FX-8350, 4.0GHz | Intel Core i7-3770, 3.4GHz
• Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 – 3GB Memory Recommended
• Internet Network: Broadband connection
• DirectX: Version 11

PC Minimum specifications:

• OS: Windows 8.1 with 64-bit OS or Windows 7 SP1
• Hard Drive: 45GB available space
• Memory: 6GB RAM
• Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 965, 3.4 lGHz | Intel Core i5-750, 2.67GHz
• Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 7950 (3GB Memory) | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 (2GB Memory Minimum)
• Internet Network: Broadband connection
• DirectX: Version 11

By Ankur Sinha

Sources:
GameSpot-Batman: Arkham Knight Review Roundup
PC Gamer-Batman: Arkham Knight system requirements updated just ahead of launch
NDTV-Looking to Play Batman: Arkham Knight on PC? You Might Want to Read This First

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