Knight, knight PC gamers - the Batman Arkham remasters aren't for you | PCGamesN

Knight, knight PC gamers - the Batman Arkham remasters aren't for you

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What a Killer Croc this is. A remastered Batman Arkham collection has been announced - bringing with it a host of visual improvements to Arkham Asylum and Arkham City - but we won't be getting it, as it's for console only. 

Looks like we'll have to settle for our list of the best PC games instead. Poor us, eh? 

Now I know what you're thinking: 'these remasters are probably just the PC versions anyway'. Well, let me welcome you to Wrong Town.

The first two Rocksteady Batman games have been completely overhauled in Unreal 4 for this collection, bringing with it all the benefits you'd expect from an engine upgrade. Upgraded character models, environments, lighting, effects and shaders are promised, though Warner Bros have been silent on frame rate and resolution.

The remaster is being handled by Virtuos, the studio responsible for the PS4 ports of Heavy Rain and Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD. Considering the similarities between current-gen consoles and PC, it seems like a strange decision, but perhaps Arkham Knight has put Warner off PC forever.

The collection includes Batman's first two Arkham adventures, Asylum and City, but Arkham Origins and Arkham Knight won't be included. It's a collection of two games.

Here's the trailer for the games we won't be getting:

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DeltaForce95 Avatar
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1 Year ago

You know, to be honest. I don't really need to have a whole new set of the same games. Oooo better lighting and models. Ok that might be good and all but. . .I've done everything but the Riddler trophies in all the games. While it is a smack to the face of PC gamers, I'm not looking at it as a big loss for us. Im just more worried if this sets a precedent for WB to not give us games from them.

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Kirk McKeand Avatar
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1 Year ago

Yeah, that's my main concern too. I have all the Arkham games on PC thanks to the Arkham Knight awfulness, and realistically I'm never going to play them again anyway. But hopefully we still get Warner Bros games. Mad Max was a cracking port, so they can do PC if they hand it off to the right devs.

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Mightpyro Avatar
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1 Year ago

It doesn't look that different from the PC version. Are you sure they didn't just port the PC version over to the newer consoles?

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Kirk McKeand Avatar
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1 Year ago

If you look at them side-by-side there's definitely a difference. It's in a new engine.

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Mountain_Man Avatar
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1 Year ago

I think that should read "no PC version, for now". And Unreal 4? Maybe we'll finally see these games come to Linux!

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Gradash Avatar
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1 Year ago

The remaster are worst than original version

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