Batman: Arkham Origins developer admits to bugs

We’re guessing a few of you may have noticed some …unpleasantness, in the recently-released Batman: Arkham Origins. The game’s not what you’d call the most stable experience – but, to their credit, the developers at Warner Bros. Montreal are aware of the issues, and are working hard to fix them.

An official statement from the studio spells out what’s going on:

It has come to our attention that there are issues that are negatively impacting the experience for some players. The team has been working around the clock to review, validate and pinpoint the problems that have been reported and we have identified three main issues which we are tackling first, and are listed below. For these issues, we expect the software update to be available within the next week. Rest assured, we are continuing to monitor all channels for other issues that players are experiencing and will release additional updates as they become available.

Those three main issues affect all platforms:

  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

PC gamers can relax a little, an update has already been pushed through to Steam so the game will be improved shortly. Console fans will have to wait a bit, but hopefully not too long. Fixes for all three major bugs, on all three major platforms, are due out within a week or so. Don’t hold your breath, but don’t give up, either.

Batman: Arkham Origins is out right now for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 – stay tuned for the Player Attack review!

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