As has become a recurring theme in the modern era, Batman: Arkham Origins was released in a state that for some players -- some -- rendered it unplayable. Warner Bros. is sorry about that.
"It has come to our attention that there are issues that are negatively impacting the experience for some players," a community manager posted. "The team has been working around the clock to review, validate and pinpoint the problems that have been reported and we have identified three main issues which we are tackling first, and are listed below. For these issues, we expect the software update to be available within the next week. Rest assured, we are continuing to monitor all channels for other issues that players are experiencing and will release additional updates as they become available."
There are the three issues, as the statement calls them: "Infinite Falling/Falling Out Of World"; "Unable To Continue Story"; " FreeFlow Focus mode not unlocking upon reaching “Shadow Vigilante” rank 3".
They say they've already pushed a patch through Steam for those problems, and that consoles should have fixes of their own within the next week. And here's the apology I promised:
"We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused and thank you all for your patience as we work to resolve the issues."