Mortal Kombat X Runs at 1080p and 60 FPS

Mortal Kombat creator Ed Boon talks up the engine that the newest game in the series runs on.


The recently announced Mortal Kombat X will run at 1080p and 60 frames per second, according to series creator Ed Boon.

Asked on Twitter about what engine the newest game in the Mortal Kombat series uses, Boon explained it's a version of Unreal Engine 3 that developer NeatherRealm Studios has customized. He added, "60fps 1080p!"

These are the vaunted numbers many gamers hope to see all console games running at these days. Much has been made about the PlayStation 4 versions of certain games running at higher resolutions than their Xbox One counterparts, although that may become a less frequent occurrence with the recent boost to the Xbox One's GPU power.

After a lengthy countdown by Boon on Twitter, Mortal Kombat X--pronounced "Mortal Kombat Ex"--was announced earlier this month for the Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. Alongside the game's announcement, NetherRealm released the teaser trailer above featuring Sub-Zero and Scorpion, which we've broken down in detail.

We'll be finding out more about Mortal Kombat X at E3 this week, including the identity of at least two new characters and some story details. A gameplay trailer may also make an appearance at some point during E3. Stay tuned to GameSpot for all the latest.

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