Less than two weeks after the game’s release, NetherRealm Studios has apparently removed crossplay functionality Mortal Kombat 1.
At Mortal Kombat 1The game’s Steam page previously listed that the title supports cross-platform play. However, this has since been removed from the site discovered by Twitter user BruskPoet. The previous entry in the series, Mortal Kombat 11, featured crossplay (or Krossplay as NetherRealm Studios called it). However, this was only possible on Xbox and PlayStation and the feature didn’t make it to PC or Switch.
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The “Crossplay” feature that existed on Mortal Kombat 1’s Steam page has now been REMOVED.
No official word from WB or NRS.
Reminder that “Crossplay & Cross Progression” information has been removed from the MK1 website, which indicated that “info will be available soon”.
— BruskPoet (@BruskPoet) September 5, 2023
It’s still possible for crossplay to arrive Mortal Kombat 1 At some point, but this isn’t the first time, NetherRealm Studios and publisher Warner Bros. Games have backtracked on the promise of cross-platform functionality. The official Mortal Kombat 1 FAQ originally stated: “We plan to add cross-play or cross-progression support after release.” However, that was also quietly removed, with just screenshots to show that it ever existed.
For fans looking forward to a bit of multiplatform kombat, that’s not a good sign. Mortal Kombat has a large fan base and splitting the game’s player base is a bad idea. Street Fighter 6, Perhaps MK1’s biggest competitor already supports crossplay. There is no official statement from WB Games or NetherRealm Studios and we certainly hope there is clarification before then Mortal Kombat 1′s market launch on September 19th.
Announced as a reboot of the franchise, Mortal Kombat 1 takes place after the fire god Liu Kang creates a new universe. However, the game will feature familiar faces from the character’s past, including franchise stars like Scorpion, Sub-Zero and Johnny Cage. Mortal Kombat 1 Additionally, Megan Fox will star in the role of vampire Nitara, a reveal that had fans cheering online, especially since she played the role of the titular demon-possessed teenager in 2008 Jennifer’s body.