Mortal Kombat X Getting New Patches to Improve Online Play, PC Version
New updates for fighting game should bolster netcode and make "huge improvements" to the PC edition.
[UPDATE] NetherRealm released a new patch for the PC edition of Mortal Kombat X today, but quickly pulled it after it was discovered to wipe save data. Read more about it here.
The original story is below.
During a livestream event this week, Mortal Kombat X developer NetherRealm Studios announced that it is currently developing new patches for the fighting game that should improve online play and spruce up the PC edition, among other things.
As reported by Polygon, series co-creator Ed Boon said NetherRealm is far from happy regarding Mortal Kombat X's current netcode. It has improved since release, but needs to get better, he stressed.
"We are constantly working on the online, [that] back and forth," Boon explained. "We've taken steps to improve on it. It's certainly better than where we were at launch, but by no means do we feel like we're at where we want or need to be."
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Boon went on to say that NetherRealm will soon update Mortal Kombat X to include a new feature that lets players leave an online match if both parties don't have a solid connection. Players will even be able to determine a "connection threshold" to make better matches, the report states.
Other Mortal Kombat X changes mentioned during the livestream included updates for the PlayStation 4 and PC versions. For the PS4 edition, NetherRealm is preparing an update--due to launch any day now--aimed at "dramatically" speeding up the time it takes to download living towers.
The PC version of Mortal Kombat X, meanwhile, will see "huge improvements" through a soon-to-be-released patch. This update "literally brings the PC version to parity with the console versions," Boon said. Mortal Kombat X for PC was developed externally by High Voltage Software.
In addition, NetherRealm has confirmed that the Android version of Mortal Kombat X should launch today, May 5. This has indeed happened, as you can download Mortal Kombat X right now from Google Play. The iOS version was released last month.
In other Mortal Kombat X news, Friday the 13th's Jason Voorhees is now available as a playable character.