We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
80,258 News Articles

Batman 'glide' disabled in anti-piracy measure

Illegal Batman: Arkham Asylum copies have bug

Gamers who have illegally downloaded copies of the new Batman game will find they are unable to make the character 'glide' as part of a new anti-piracy measure.

The highly anticipated Batman: Arkham Asylum has only just been released this week. However, gamers that had got their hands on early copies of the game have reported the 'glide' function is unavailable meaning that is certain parts of the game, Batman has no way of avoiding falling resulting in death.

One such gamer posted on the game's official forum about the issue.

"I've got a problem when it's time to use Batman's glide in the game. When I hold, like it's said to jump from one platform to another, Batman tries to open his wings again and again instead of gliding. So he falls down in a poisoning gas. If somebody could tell me, what should I do there," the post read.

In response, an employee of the game's manufacturer Edios, revealed the issue was not a bug but "copy protection, to catch out people who try and download cracked versions of the game for free".

"It's not a bug in the game's code, it's a bug in your moral code," the employee added.

Games reviews

PC security advice

See also: Average gamer is 35 and overweight


IDG UK Sites

Acer Aspire R11 review: Hands-on with the 360 laptop and tablet convertible

IDG UK Sites

Apple Watch release day: Twitter reacts

IDG UK Sites

See how Framestore created a shape-shifting, oil and metal based creature for Shell

IDG UK Sites

Apple Watch buying guide, price list & where to buy today: Which Apple Watch model, size, material,?......