Warner Bros has announced that it has pulled the PC version of Batman: Arkham Knight from sale until its technical issues have been addressed.
The third and final part of Rocksteady's Batman: Arkham game saga launched this week to rave reviews – but only regarding the console versions. For PC gamers it's been a different matter entirely.
Developer Rocksteady recently admitted that the PC version of Arkham Knight was suffering from major performance issues, including frequent stuttering, appalling frame rates, and audio glitches.
"We are working closely with our external PC development partner to make sure these issues get resolved as quickly as possible," the developer said.
While Rocksteady has been working hard to correct these issues, publisher Warner Bros has been moved to pull the PC version from sale altogether until the matter is resolved.
Over on the WBGames forum, the company has issued a statement apologising for the poor state of the PC version. "We take these issues very seriously and have therefore decided to suspend future game sales of the PC version while we work to address these issues to satisfy our quality standards," it says.
Naturally, with the copies available in physical retail outlets that's not possible, but Warner Bros has halted sales of the game through the Steam online store.
The company also points out that those who have already bought the PC version and are unhappy with the experience can obtain a refund, whether through the original physical retailer or Steam.
For now, it looks like the best bet is to buy the console version of Batman: Arkham Knight. To see whether the PS4 or the Xbox One is for you, check out the video below.