ByRob Harris, writer at
Sometimes I play video games.
Rob Harris

It's another grim day in Gotham City's history. Warner Bros. has officially canned Batman: Arkham Knight's planned Mac and Linux ports without so much as a reason why. Customers who have already preordered will have to apply for a refund.

The publisher posted the following message on Steam:

We are very sorry to confirm that Batman: Arkham Knight will no longer be coming to Mac and Linux. If you have pre-ordered Batman: Arkham Knight for Mac or Linux, please apply for a refund via Steam.

The news comes after the game's calamitous launch on PC last year. Plagued with bizarre bugs and performance issues, the version was eventually pulled from digital shelves following fruitless attempts to fix the game. Players who persevered noticed some rather bizarre behavior from the Dark Knight:

Adding to the game's rather disastrous history, this cancelation is a kick in the teeth for Mac owners who've been patiently awaiting their turn in the batmobile's driving seat.

As expected, the announcement was not met with the warmest of reactions:

I wonder whether Arkham Knight's legacy will be colored by all this drama. It's a shame considering the actual game, when it worked, wasn't all that bad.


What's your favorite Arkham game?

[Source: Steam]


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