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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22 comments
badwedgie00
badwedgie00

With all the Frozen-mania going on, I'd like to see Elsa of "Frozen" fame on Mortal Kombat X.

psyphonx
psyphonx

So they say now... then soon before the game is released we'll hear 900 at 30fps. :P I really hope it is 1080 with 60 fps though

kitwana1
kitwana1

1080p 60fps mean for playstation

Tranula
Tranula

So I wish we would get away from this 1080p 60fps stuff.  If people were concerned with these things, they should have bought a gaming p.c..  I've been running 1080p 60fps on every game that allows it so I don't get articles like this.

angelofbeast198
angelofbeast198

@Tranula it will be nice if they make a game in 720 and don't say anything see ppl can really tell the different lol

MazehcS0ul
MazehcS0ul

I want to see this in 4K resolution and 100+ frames per second. 



darth_sedus
darth_sedus

if it is only for PS4 I will pass. 

tgwenz
tgwenz

@darth_sedus Where in the world did you get that idea? Why Why Why comment even if you didnt read the article? Why?

Eraldus
Eraldus

@darth_sedus Did you even read, bro? Or are you simplily trolling? This is comming to PS3, XBOX 360, XBONE, PC, and PS4

thekazumalord
thekazumalord

the 1080p and 60 FPS is probably for the PS4 version only lol

frozenuxx
frozenuxx

@thekazumalord

It's coming to PC....So yeah, anything beyond that is actually possible.

charlievo
charlievo

funny how So call NEXT gen consoles always brag about be able to play 1080p at 60fps.  That's what you get for having crappy cheapy AMD stuffs.  Rap music ? really ?

Saidrex
Saidrex

Would be odd if it didn't, not much stuff rendering on screen so game is not that resource consuming.