The release date for the latest Batman video game, Arkham Knight, has been delayed until the beginning of 2015. 蝙蝠侠最新款电子游戏《雅克罕姆骑士》的发布日期被推迟至 2015 年年初。
's developers unveiled new screenshots of the delayed game The adventure, which is the third in a series, was initially scheduled to go on sale for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC platforms later this year. The postponement follows a spate of delays to other high-profile games, including Dying Light, Mad Max, Quantum Break and The Order: 1886. They are all "next gen" games, which use the most complex visual ef fects. Mark Ward, a spokesman for Warner Bros Games - which owns the London-based developers of Batman, Rocksteady - sai d the decision to "extend the deve lopmen t of the game" was t aken "to ensure that the trilogy gets the epic conclusion that Batma n fans want and deserve". Mr Ward added that Batman: Arkham Knight is the "most ambitious title Rockstead y has ever created". Hig h risk
The recently delayed "blockbuster" releases are all graphical ly intensive games, which use cutting-edge（先进的） visual effects technologies and have high development costs. Crucially, they are all next generation games, which are only available on the most up-to-date consoles , forcing devoted users to upgrade. Ed Barton, an analyst at Ovum, told the BBC games developers were making fewer games and spend ing more on the titles they did produce. Due to the risk of failure, which is "higher t han it's ever been" companies prefer to "make the market w ai t a few more months and spend more on development," he added. Some devoted Batman fans took to social networks to express their disappointment with the delay, but Warner Bros gave them a new teaser trailer to "keep them excited," s aid Chris Dring, editor of games magazine MCV. While there is always a risk of alienating gamers wit h consistent delays, the "bigger risk is alienating gamers by making a bad game", added Mr Dring. But, as Mr Barton points out: "If no-one is getting upset at your game being delayed, you kn ow you have a problem."