PC Version of Arkham Asylum Delayed

Today marks the release of the demo for Batman: Arkham Asylum on the PC and Xbox 360, but PC owners are going to have to wait a little longer to get their hands on the actual game.  While PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game are set to be released later this month, the PC version of the game is currently scheduled for a September 15 release.

This is due to the implementation of PhysX technology by Nvidia.  PhysX technology allows for more realistic environments and interaction with such environments.  Everything from fog to spider webs will be affected by the player’s movements.  Likewise, debris and clutter will be strewn about depending on the impact of Batman’s movements during combat and exploration.  If implemented properly, the physics engine will undoubtedly add an impressive layer to the PC version of the game, and it is sure to be a real treat for those who are eagerly awaiting the release of this particular version.

The downside to the addition of the PhysX technology is that PC gamers will have to wait an additional three weeks to play the game as opposed to those who are waiting on the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions.  Also, gamers will have to make sure they have the compatible Nvidia GPU in order to experience the PC version of the Dark Knight’s latest adventure.

Is the addition of Nvidia’s PhysX technology worth the delay?  Should multiplatform gamers wait an additional three weeks for the PC version of the game?  Only time will tell if the wait was well worth it.


Article from Gamersyndrome.com

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  1. Unless is some super popular technology such as support for the new directx or something I dont think its worth delaying the release of a game for hardware acceleration support, maybe its some marketing ploy with nvidia? or maybe physX is so good that ill be eating my words by the end of september 😉

  2. The PC version is pretty much the same as the console version, but aparently with this new physX technology it has better rendering, sharper images then the console version (if you get the Nvidia card with physX that is)

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