The Nintendo Switch port of Mortal Kombat 1 hasn’t gone down well in the industry. Revealed earlier this week to be a buggy, visually tragic mess of a game, players feel robbed they spent $70 on the port and it looks and plays the way it does.
In comparison to the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S versions, it is a drastically different experience. Sure, the visuals are somewhat forgivable to some degree given the Switch’s lack of power but the game’s visual bugs and nasty performance issues can’t be overlooked.
Ed Boon, the creator of the Mortal Kombat series says the Nintendo Switch port issues will be addressed. Boon was talking during an interview with BBC Newsbeat where he stated that the game will absolutely be getting an update.
“A number of the the concerns of the issues that had come up will absolutely be addressed. It would have been ideal for us to have released the version that we absolutely wanted. But anything that we’re finding a problem with is on our list and is going to be fixed.”
There’s no word yet on what these fixes will include or whether or not the game’s visuals are even salvageable at this rate. However, it sounds as if the team behind the Switch port, Saber Interactive, might focus on improving the game’s performance and squashing bugs before trying to fix some of the nasty visual issues.
Reviews of the Nintendo Switch port for Mortal Kombat 1 all complain about the same issues. It is missing content, has frame rate problems, resolution dips, input and timing problems due to performance issues, game-breaking bugs, long loading times and unresponsive menus. So apart from looking a bit rough, the game’s a technical mess too. We can only hope the experience improves in the weeks and months to come.