My word, Batman: Arkham Knight has really had a tough time of it since its release, hasn’t it? First there was the buggy PC version that soured many a gamer’s attitude towards the sequel, and now this.
In a short and disappointing statement issued on the game’s Steam page, a representative from Feral Interactive (the studio in charge of porting the title to Mac and Linux) said that:
We are very sorry to confirm that Batman: Arkham Knight will no longer be coming to Mac and Linux. If you have pre-ordered Batman: Arkham Knight for Mac or Linux, please apply for a refund via Steam.
That’s all there is to it, we’re afraid. There’s been no elaboration on why the two versions – which were planned for a Spring 2016 release – have been scrapped, but could it be due to the same issues that the PC version suffered from?
Feral did announce that the their ports had been delayed to 2016 back in October last year, so it seems as if it’s the most plausible of explanations. Either way, the announcement will be frustrating for those of you who have been waiting for these iterations of Arkham Knight to release.
Despite all of the technical problems the PC version encountered on release, Batman: Arkham Knight turned out to be a fantastic – and fitting – end to the Arkham series. You can read our original review here to see how highly we spoke of it.