Update 3: Warner Bros. Games has issued a lengthy forum post outlining ways in which users can improve the performance of Batman: Arkham Knight on minimum and recommended system specs. Performance fixes remain in development.

UPDATE 2: Game director Sefton Hill has suggested that the PC port of Batman: Arkham Knight was outsourced to Iron Galaxy, stating that Warner Bros is working with the developer "to address the issues ASAP".

"I'm aware that some users are reporting performance issues with the PC version. This is something that Rocksteady takes very seriously," Hill tweeted.

"WBGames is working with the PC developer IronGalaxy to address the issues ASAP. Rocksteady will provide any support to get this resolved."

UPDATE: Rocksteady has issued a statement regarding the problems with the PC version of the game, but has not named the external studio involved.

"We're aware that some users are reporting performance issues with the PC version of Batman: Arkham Knight. This is something that Rocksteady takes very seriously. We are working closely with our external PC development partner to make sure these issues get resolved as quickly as possible.

"We'll update this thread when we've got more info to share."

Original story follows

Rocksteady Studios' highly-anticipated Batman Arkham Knight has been plagued by performance issues on PC. Many users sporting high-end builds have reported stuttering framerates, crashes and other issues which are severely hampering the experience.

It appears that the PC port of the game may have been outsourced to Killer Instinct Season Two developer Iron Galaxy.

According to an Iron Galaxy QA Tester's Linkedin profile, it confirms the team, who previously worked on the Batman: Arkham Origins PC port, were involved in the development of the PC version in some form.

In the Batman: Arkham Knight credits, Iron Galaxy is listed as providing "additional engineering and PC support", too.

Players hoping to enjoy the Caped Crusader's latest outing in Gotham on PC have been left incredibly disappointed with the issues. While minor workarounds and tweaks have been offered, no definitive fix has been brought forward, though both Nvidia and AMD have released new drivers.

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