Batman: Arkham Knight was released two months ago, and yet the game's PC version still suffers from the same issues that made fans frustrated, to say the least, at its overall quality. Now, WB Games has released another statement via Steam, promising that changes are coming in the near future.
These changes are coming in the form of interim patches, the first of which is already in its testing phase. If all goes well with the tests, then the patch should be delivered in "the next few weeks." The list of changes isn't lengthy, but it does cover most of the major issues concerning performance and graphics quality.
Reduced frame rate hitchesOptimized system memory and VRAM usageImproved performance on all GPUs (requires the latest drivers)Min Spec AMD GPU is once again the Radeon HD 7870 2GBAdded the ability to change settings for Max FPS to 30/60/90Added toggles for Motion Blur, Chromatic Aberration, and Film GrainAdded a "High" Texture Resolution valueAdded Texture Filtering optionAdded an Adaptive V-Sync option (Nvidia only)Added VRAM Usage MeterAdded Mouse Sensitivity Slider & Mouse Smoothing OptionFixed low resolution texture bugsFixed hitches when running on mechanical hard drives (HDD)
The developers are also working on some other issues as well, such as skipping the boot up splash screens and adding DLC, Season Pass content and Photo Mode. However, these aren't top priority fixes when compared to the list above. Still, it's reassuring that the PC version won't lag behind in terms of content and features when the bigger issues are fixed.
It's also important to note that the testing for the patch could take some time. The announcement stated that WB Games will provide an update on testing in two weeks. In addition, there's the slight chance that the tests won't produce the intended result, setting back the patch release date even further. In other words, don't hold your breath for this patch.