Batman Knight

Batman: Arkham Knight runs well and looks great on the PlayStation 4 - it's also a pretty darn good game, to boot. But PC gamers haven't been so lucky, as the caped crusader's latest escapade has actually been removed from sale after it was deemed to be in an unacceptable state by publisher Warner Bros.

Looking into what went so very wrong, Kotaku has published a report on the matter, citing anonymous sources. However, an interesting quote regarding the PS4 version of the release caught our eye. According to one of the game's testers, "getting [Arkham Knight] to work on consoles was impossible for months".

The tester goes on to say "that's part of why the game got delayed so many times, they were totally unprepared for how hard it was on next-gen consoles." With so many developers having gone on record praising Sony's latest machine for being easy to work with, this may seem surprising, as it sounds like Rocksteady had some serious problems during development.

What's more, another source said that testers were told that the new-gen consoles were "not nearly as easy to work with as [Rocksteady] expected", further highlighting the apparent trouble that the studio endured. Some rather worrying quotes, then, but at least it seemed to turn out okay in the end - for the PlayStation faithful, anyway.

What do you make of this? Do you find it hard to believe that Arkham Knight refused to even run properly on PS4 when it's silky smooth right now? Do some investigating of your own in the comments section below.