Mortal Kombat 1, the latest fighting game from developer NetherRealm Studios and publisher Warner Bros. Games, is finally getting cross-play support in February 2024. The game is currently available on PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PC and Nintendo Switch, though it will soon be possible to play with (or against) friends online on other platforms. Sadly, cross-play will seemingly exclude Nintendo Switch for the time being.
NetherRealm Studios community manager Tyler Lansdown revealed the news in a recent Kombat Kast episode, confirming that cross-play will become available for Mortal Kombat 1 in February next year. “Cross-play is coming in February between PS5, Xbox Series X/S and PC, so we’re very excited about that,” said Lansdown. Fans noted that the news didn’t mention Switch, which already had its own uphill battles when it launched with numerous performance issues, shoddy visuals and a plethora of bugs (thankfully, most of those issues have since been fixed).
While Mortal Kombat 1 currently has rollback netcode to ensure a smoother gameplay experience online, it has yet to fully implement cross-play support. That will all change early next year, which is great news for players on different platforms who will now have the opportunity to play the game with friends, even if they own a different console.
Earlier this month, NetherRealm Studios confirmed that Mortal Kombat 1 will receive story DLC similar to Mortal Kombat 11‘s Aftermath, presumably expanding the narrative of the base game. Series co-creator Ed Boon added that there will be a “big surprise” after the story DLC releases, though it’s anyone’s guess what that is. Fans speculate that more DLC characters will be announced from other IPs and franchises.
At the moment, the game’s Kombat Pack 1 features DLC fighters in the form of The Boys‘ Homelander, Invincible‘s Omni-Man and Peacemaker, among others.
Mortal Kombat 1 is available for PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PC and Nintendo Switch.
Source: Kombat Kast