Bad news for Batman: Arkham Origins fans – it looks like the game’s nagging progression bugs won’t be remedied any time soon. The news comes via a community manager on the Arkham Origins support forums, in an odd cross between an apology, a thank-you, and an excuse.
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.
Paid DLC is taking priority over a patch to fix parts of the game that shipped broken? Seesh. I’m not one to get worked into a frenzy over such things (as lame as bugs are, I never support flagrant entitlement), but in this case it’s pretty darn difficult to take WB’s side. Perhaps enough outcry will change some minds, or at least convert the aforementioned patch from a “maybe” to a “definitely happening.”
Batman: Arkham Origins is a respectable game, but it hardly upholds the pedigree of its predecessors – now is absolutely not the time to anger series fans. Regardless of whether Rocksteady is secretly working on the next Batman, WB might want to consider letting its Montreal team right this wrong before any serious brand-damage occurs.