Could this be the biggest mistake that WB games will ever make?
I know as PC gamers, we are all treated as second class citizens when it comes to title releases. This on its own is a huge mistake. We buy, use and play on PCs because we're passionate about gaming, and getting the best experience from any game we choose to play. This is a bigger issue than what I wish to discuss here and I digress slightly.
The mistake I refer to is the delayed release date. I haven't found anything on why WB games decided to postpone their release of the retail edition of Arkham Origins on PC, and only in Europe. However, they are in serious risk of losing a vast amount of profit, as their new date for the release conflicts with the biggest PC/online franchise of recent years: Call of Duty.
Now why, when we are treated this way, would WB games expect any sort of high sales with this game? It seems to me that their foolhardiness will cost them valuable clientele, who may forfeit the purchase of this game in favour for COD to save their hard earned cash, or at least for a little while.
On the other hand, will this mean that the next game in this truly awesome franchise will be overlooked on PC entirely if PC sales plummet? If profits from a format are lacking, then production will cease by the developer. Don't believe me, look at GTA. No sign of this game being released on PC by Rockstar, unless you chose to have faith in the gossip columns found through your Google searches.
The future doesn't look great for PC gamers and I for one find that appalling. After all, we chose this form of media for a reason: we are serious about gaming.