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Batman: Arkham Origins will receive no more patches as the team focuses on DLC

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If you’re currently experiencing any bug that hinders gameplay in Batman: Arkham Origins, WB Games has said tough luck. The community manager for the game announced yesterday that the development team would not be creating any more patches to address some of the issues found in the game, as they are moving on to creating DLC content. Here’s the full post from the forums:

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.

While the community manager does acknowledge that the team could create a patch, it’s explicitly stated that it would only address progression blocking bugs, of which there are many reports on the forums. It’s unlikely we’ll see a patch for the game any time in the near future, which is a bad move for consumer relations. Are you experiencing any problems with the game?

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  • Lil J Moore

    What a joke

  • LJay

    Lol so let me get this straight,there not going to fix things wrong with the game but want you to shell out more money for the dlc?…

    • AWwriter

      Even better, the DLC won’t even be available to us on the Wii U!

      The attitude of the “announcement” was honest, at least. I’ll give it that. But to acknowledge game stopping progression bugs and state up front they have no plans to fix them while they sit and make more content (which will likely be just as buggy) that some folks will be allowed to purchase and pay for is just…crappy business.

      I’m getting really tired of developers doing the “we will patch it later” garbage to begin with, a game should run solidly before it is released, this isn’t some MMO or beta when you are paying $50-60 bucks for a game. But to admit you aren’t even fixing it so you can bilk more money out of folks is just infuriating.

      I am just finishing up Arkham City so I haven’t bought Origins yet. I almost did, and the season pass content, because I was so happy it was available as a download (I prefer all my games that way, I hate dealing with discs) but I held off figuring I should beat City before a Origins. To be honest, the storyline doesn’t intrigue me anyway (I like stories that move forward not back), so at this point it’s an easy choice just skip it altogether. There is $50+ I am saving, I’ll spend it on games from another publisher who doesn’t use these tactics.

      • LJay

        True,another thing that gets me is the the devs whining that the games don’t sell on Nintendo consoles,but id expect any gamer who has mostly played Nintendo consoles to spot a stinker a mile off-i know i do and wont put up with shoddy made games-they get back exactly what they put in!,if i were you i wouldn’t even consider buying the sequel.

        Its a shame great little devs who make well crafted games cant get a break/make ends meet or have gone out of business and you have goons like this lot coining it in-i have to give them credit for being honest but it was one of the most ridiculous things ive ever read coming from a company who wants you to keep buying there products,i actually laughed out loud!-all i read from that is there taking a big shit on the gamers and they don’t care-what a bunch of dead beats-we don’t need them.

    • jjbredesen

      Devs don’t care about quality anymore, all they care about is money…

      • Captinn2

        Nintendo cares about quality.

        • jjbredesen

          True, but they are one of the few, that do i was talking about devs in general.

          • Captinn2

            Yeah I know. But EA is just shit.

  • Nathan Ostroski

    Have had a ton of problems with the game: graphics issues, glitches, game freezes. Every game I’ve started has crashed at least once :( now not only is Wii U not getting more DLC, now it won’t get anymore patches either. Not happy…

  • Jc Ch

    So no DLC and no patches for Wii U users. What did we ever do to these 3rd party developers to make them not like us.?

    • extremethunder

      We didn’t buy their buggy, water-downed, rushed ports of games that are 1year+ old that cost more than their PS3/360 counterpart.

  • Rogelio

    Thats… Dumb. Not only we are not getting patches, we are notfetting DLC.

  • Sydney Ultrasyd

    Haha, that’s ridiculous -_-

  • Arthur Jarret

    Unrelated to the above post – but: I usually post on miiverse every monday what the european e-shop update for next thursday will be.

    This week, I’m in the middle of my two-week ban – so I am unable to update.
    Is anyone willing to post this for me?

    Weekly european e-shop update: This week’s downloads are located below – don’t forget to check the comments from the top to see them all! //Wii U// -Retail downloads- The LEGO Movie Videogame (€39.99/£34.99) -Downloadables- Spin the Bottle: Bumpie’s Party (€8.99/£8.00 – updated for free if you had the last, cheaper version) -VC- Dr. Mario (NES, €4.99/£3.49) -Special offers- Dr.Mario (Free if you purchase Dr.Luigi before the 20th of february) //3DS// -Retail downloads- Inazuma Eleven 3: Team Ogre Attacks (€34.99/£29.99), Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why’d You Steal Our Garbage?! (€39.99/£34.99), The LEGO Movie Videogame (€39.99/£34.99) -Downloadables- Spot the Differences! (€9.99/£8.99) -Demos- Games Festival 1 Demo -Special offers- Sweet Memories Blackjack (from €3.99/£3.59 to €2.99/£2.49), Brunch Panic (from €3.99/£3.35 to €2.99/£2.49), Darts Up 3D ((from €2.99/£2.69 to €0.99/£0.89). List originally compiled by Samael – who is known by everyone on miiverse, of course. Closing quote: ‘Usually, I offer insights and humorous comments for each game. But I’m banned, so I’m too ticked off to do so this time. Next week, it’ll be me again – albeit a few days late due to a ban lasting two weeks.’

    • Peter Lythaby

      Who have you been upsetting to get a ban from miiverse??

      • Arthur Jarret

        I dunno, I just posted “some people are like slinkies. They’re not really good for anything, but they still make you smile when you push them off a flight of stairs” – and I got banned for posting ‘harmful and abusive content’ (almost 16 hours after posting it)

        • Peter Lythaby

          That’s over zealous taken to new highs!! I wonder what happens when you’re really abusive

          • Arthur Jarret

            I’ve heard they’ll ban your console in that case… after multiple offenses.

            I think a ban is also additive – as in the past I had some moderated posts for total non-sensical reasons, on which I didn’t bother protesting (either that, or I select ‘I changed my mii or profile’ to reply to a post removal) – so there might be some math at work here calculating a total bannable number of uncorrected moderated posts.

            Anyway – I could make a second account and use miiverse, but decided not to bother. The ban will be lifted in a week from now – and in the meantime I’m actually playing some games and watching some shows instead of wasting time on miiverse every night.

  • Mr Ninty

    almost every game that comes out these days are broken and incomplete. like gears of war judgement only 4maps for the mp. you had to buy standard modes and more maps for $9 or seasonpass $25. and the most broken award goes to battlefield4 to many bugs to tell’ it was a sad end for the last-gen consoles’

    the only thing developers can do is take some more time before you release games we shall call that time’ nintendo-time’. because nintendo will not release games before they are done no matter how much we beg them. and by doing so almost all nintendo games are clean of bugs.

    only pokemonx/y had bugs, but i haven’t heard a thing about bugs in sm3dw or pikmin or any other games

    • Ryan

      totally agree, Nintendo do take their time over games but they are always bug free. I have no memory of a bug in Any Nintendo game so far myself, I am playing through Pikmin 3 at the moment and its completely perfect as far as I can see. Saying all that, Didn’t skyward sword have some kind of progression bug in it that was fixed with a patch?

      I recently finished Skyrim on PS3, which is an incredible game (would love to see it ported to WiiU, as well as Fallout 3). I could not believe the final section of the main story quest had bugs in it (not game breaking, but just things out of sequence,). I guess the more complex the game, the more likely there will be bugs that the dev just has to release with. There is no money to be made fixing the bugs, at least directly, but its more like an after-sales care service. This is something publishers and developers should take very seriously in order to preserve their reputation etc.

    • Arthur Jarret

      I really hate the bugs from pokemon x & y… their unevolved forms are so hard to train to level 100… I’ll never get a LV100 living pokedex at this rate… I spent a week just to get caterpie at that level.

      Edit: Didn’t Mario Kart 7 have a bug that allowed you to skip half the track of wuhu mountain? Not to mention a game-breaking bug on skyward sword.

      Sure, they were patched… but they still happened.

  • http://ejercitogeek.net/ Mercurio2054

    The PS3 version is the more buggie one.

  • Mwgly

    another one bites the dust

  • JB

    Things like this really makes you appreciate the phrase “please understand” when concerning Nintendo delays. While I haven’t experienced many glitches outside of lag here and there, after this statement, alongside the whole DLC debacle for Wii U, I’ll be less inclined to purchase anything coming out of WB Montréal for any platform for the foreseeable future.

  • YayGs

    Sounds like they needed a better QA team.

  • FutureFox

    Good thing I skipped this game.

  • Simon Stevens

    Love WB but geez, what a mess, I love there Scribblenaughts series, so I won’t say much bad about them, but I feel people experiencing issues should be entitled to a full refund at least, as a credible company, this shouldn’t be acceptable.

  • Aleksander

    I was reading an artikel about Xbox 1 that devs have a big problem when they are doing some games so with this i want everybody to know that its not just wii u that are getting negatives

  • WarioForever

    Off topic:
    Want some news? (altough it is old)
    Go here:
    http://www.gamespot.com/articles/sony-we-need-wii-u-to-be-successful/1100-6416177/?utm_campaign=gamespace_b&utm_content=footer&utm_medium=partner&utm_source=gamefaqs

    An article says that Sony needs Nintendo to be succsessful.

    • Alex

      Knowing Nintendo is bigger than Sony, and if Sony buys Nintendo they would be bankrupt in next one second.

  • GregoryTheRainMaker

    lol

  • Tony Trinidad

    This is the reason I sold my Wii U!

    • Alex

      Does this you will sell all of your consoles including Sony and Microsoft because this happening to all Batman games.

    • Donaald

      You sold your Wii U because it was the less buggy version? Gamers these days…

    • NkoSekirei

      want an idiot its like selling wii u over not getting dlc for cod thats just sad

  • Donaald

    WB Games is the new Bethesda, broken game, no fixing, shitty multiplayer, overpriced DLC, no ownership. Sigh…

    • greengecko007

      Except Bethesda releases patches quickly, and continues to support games with patches throughout the game’s life. Also, I got the Skyrim DLC 50% off, and they were some of the best DLC expansions I’ve ever played.

      • Donaald

        Is that why Elder Scrolls IV had the infamous “armor DLC”? Or why New Vegas shipped broken? Or why they locked the end of one of their Fallout games behind a paywall?

        • greengecko007

          The horse armor DLC was silly, sure, but nobody made you buy that. On the other hand, the shivering isles and knights of the nine DLC for Oblivion are often regarded as the best expansions made for a non MMO game. Every time I read reviews for video game DLC that’s any good, it gets compared to Oblvion’s DLC.

          New Vegas had initial problems, but they were quickly fixed. It’s not any different than Pokemon X and Y shipping with an early an easily triggered game breaking glitch. I have no idea what you mean by one of the fallout games ending being behind a paywall.

  • URFTBOUND4LIFE .

    Well I’m not gonna buy this game.If you refuse to fix any problems the game may have and try to sell me shit I don’t really need,how is that a smart business plan??

    That’s like a customer complaining about the service at a restaurant and the owner trying to sell them more food. It solves nothing.I was gonna buy this game once I get paid but now I’d rather get Arkham City. Hell, I never played it,so it’s new to me.

  • http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B008SRISGU#reader_B008SRISGU Adam Howell

    Would rant about Warner Bros not fixing game breaking bugs but I just ran into what seems to be a game breaking bug halfway into Windwaker HD. Damn you Nintendo!!!

    • thedeciderU

      where? just bought it, haven’t started yet.

    • LJay

      Doubt its game breaking,what is it?

      • http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B008SRISGU#reader_B008SRISGU Adam Howell

        You’re right. My mistake. :$