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Batman: Arkham Knight

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: Action
Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Developer: Rocksteady Studios
Release Date: June 23, 2015

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'Batman: Arkham Knight' (ALL) Not Getting Multi-GPU Support On PC

by Rainier on Nov. 19, 2015 @ 4:30 p.m. PST

In the explosive finale to the Arkham series, Batman faces the ultimate threat against the city he is sworn to protect.

The Scarecrow returns to unite an impressive roster of super villains, including Penguin, Two-Face and Harley Quinn, to destroy The Dark Knight forever. Batman: Arkham Knight introduces Rocksteady's uniquely designed version of the Batmobile, which is drivable for the first time in the franchise. The addition of this legendary vehicle, combined with the acclaimed gameplay of the Batman Arkham series, offers gamers the ultimate and complete Batman experience as they tear through the streets and soar across the skyline of the entirety of Gotham City.

Batman: Arkham Knight will introduce a drivable Batmobile and a fully-realized Gotham City.

After suspending the PC sales due to a variety of issues, Warner Bros. has re-released the PC version after several months, but the dark cloud has still not completely vanished.

We’ve been working with our development and graphics driver partners over the last few months to investigate utilizing multi-GPU support within Batman: Arkham Knight. The result was that even the best case estimates for performance improvements turned out to be relatively small given the high risk of creating new issues for all players. As a result we’ve had to make the difficult decision to stop work on further multi-GPU support. We are disappointed that this was not practical and apologize to those who have been waiting for this feature.

This development is especially troubling since NVIDIA bundled Batman: Arkham Knight with its Geforce GTX line of cards, and makes the bold statement that:

Installing the new GeForce Game Ready Batman: Arkham Knight drivers will optimize performance, give you the best possible experience, and enable multi-GPU systems to activate SLI to increase frame rates.

Also makes you wonder why NVIDIA make the following claim, when there is/was no SLI support to begin with:

Note: An update to the Batman: Arkham Knight SLI profile was deployed via GeForce Experience before the game's launch. To acquire the update, open GeForce Experience, navigate to the Preferences tab, click "General" on the left nav, and click "Check for updates". The updated profile will automatically be downloaded and installed, ready for use in-game.

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