Sorry, Mac and Linux Users: Batman: Arkham Knight Has Officially Been Canceled

This probably doesn't come as a surprise. 


Planning on playing Batman: Arkham Knight on Mac or Linux? It looks like you might have to throw in the towel.

According to Warner Bros., both Mac and Linux versions of the third entry in the Batman game trilogy from Rocksteady have officially been canceled. If you already bought your copy, you'll be able to request a refund via Steam.

It's a bittersweet announcement if you game exclusively on those platforms, but given the poor porting of Tales of Symphonia to PC, maybe this is a blessing in disguise for players so they can all avoid lazy porting and the embarrassing backlash that would inevitably echo across the internet. And given the numerous PC issues, this really seemed inevitable. 

Hopefully we start seeing less of these mishaps in the future. I'm going to remain optimistic. 

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    February 4, 2016 3:30 PM

    Brittany Vincent posted a new article, Sorry, Mac and Linux Users: Batman: Arkham Knight Has Officially Been Canceled

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      February 4, 2016 7:31 PM

      I actually am surprised about this. Granted, the PC port was a train wreck for a nontrivial amount of people, but to see the Batman: Arkham series go out with a fizzle rather than a bang is sad and kind of shocking. It's also disappointing. Rocksteady should have cut their losses and committed to delivering all of its promises related to Arkham Knight. I get that the company wants to put the debacle behind them, but their haste to leave the body without burying it has left a stain on their reputation for me.

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        February 4, 2016 8:56 PM

        Yeah, everything about 'Knight on the any computer platform has been handled so terribly that I've pretty much cashed in my fandom of Rocksteady.

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          February 4, 2016 9:08 PM

          I'm certainly going to be more skeptical of their next release.

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            February 5, 2016 6:31 AM

            Its too bad it didn't do well on some PCs. I really enjoyed the game on ps4 despite the racing.

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      February 5, 2016 6:36 AM

      WB don't give a fuck about PC. That's pretty clear.

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        February 5, 2016 7:58 AM

        I played more of it last night. I have a fairly beefy setup, and it still hitches for a few seconds every time I turn the Batmobile hard. Every. Time.

        What a joke

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        February 5, 2016 8:37 AM

        Shadow of Mordor was fine, wasn't it? I guess that was Monolith though who have a solid PC background.

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      February 5, 2016 6:51 AM

      I'm sure 10 guys are absolutely crushed.

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        February 5, 2016 7:33 AM

        I think there were a fair number of people hoping the Steam OS port would have been better. I've been playing around with dual booting between it and Windows 10.

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        February 5, 2016 7:40 AM

        Well, this is about more than cancelled ports. It's about Rocksteady throwing their hands up and walking away, rather than cleaning up their mess and making good on promises.

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        February 5, 2016 8:53 AM

        I have a feeling this isn't the first disappointment those 10 guys have had.

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      February 5, 2016 8:01 AM

      Can't really blame them, the amount of work needed to port it over vs the amount of people on those platforms just isn't worth it.

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      February 5, 2016 8:09 AM

      Year of the Linux desktop cancelled! Next year, boys!

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