NetherRealm Studios has revealed that its new bloody fighting game, Mortal Kombat 1, will support rollback netcode for smooth online gameplay. Rollback netcode has become the standard for most fighting games these days, essentially removing or lessening the latency issues typically associated with playing online multiplayer matches. For fighting games, this is pretty crucial as they require well-timed prompts and button presses. It seems like Mortal Kombat 1 is promising a good online experience too.
Speaking in a recent Q&A about Mortal Kombat 1, NetherRealm Studios confirmed that the game will support rollback netcode at launch. This is great news for those looking to jump into the game’s online modes and play against other players without worrying about latency problems. Mortal Kombat 1 will surely be a popular competitive fighting game on release and it’s good to know that NetherRealm Studios thought about that beforehand.
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Mortal Kombat 1 is essentially a reboot of the Mortal Kombat franchise but it also seemingly picks up after the events of Mortal Kombat 11‘s DLC, Aftermath. Fire God Liu Kang has created his own “reborn” universe where the clock has been set back to zero. We see several popular characters from the franchise returned to familiar plots and rivalries from the past but the game promises a shake-up of fan expectations.
The game was announced yesterday via a brutally violent CGI reveal trailer showing some superb graphics and promises of a gripping storyline set in the new universe. Fan-favourite characters such as Liu Kang, Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Kitana, Mileena, Johnny Cage, Shang Tsung and more have all been confirmed to appear in the initial roster. More characters are likely to be announced in the coming weeks.
We can also hopefully look forward to seeing the gameplay in action, either at the upcoming PlayStation Showcase or Geoff Keighley’s Summer Game Fest.
Mortal Kombat 1 releases on 19 September 2023 for PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PC and Nintendo Switch.
Source: PlayStation Universe