Mortal Kombat X to ditch the streaming installer on PC

Published: April 21, 2015 10:40 PM /


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After a calamitous launch on the PC, developers High Voltage studios have ditched the streaming installer from the steam version of Nether Realm's Mortal Kombat X.

For the uninitiated, a streaming installer is when part of the game is installed first, so you can get up and playing at least a minimal part of the game, and the rest is installed in the background as you play. Its a good idea, and its something the Xbox One does quite well, but, unfortunately, Mortal Kombat X's system did not. Many users are reporting that parts of the game were unavailable, even after reinstalls and cache verifications, so its scrapping is a welcome change. Total Biscuit made a video reporting that even the Kredits roll was not working for him, of all the things to stream install, you think that wouldn't be included.

The post was made on the official Mortal Kombat X steam community group by user CookieMunsterCheese, who, by the official spin on the post, I can only assume is a developer for High Voltage studio or Nether Realm, and is to take effect immediately.

Now that they seem to have this under control, the next thing on the players agendas seems to be the frame rate, which switches between 30fps in the cutscenes to 60fps in the main game, which is extremely visible and very jarring to the players. The game is also plagued by reports of people with semi high end rigs not being able to hit 60fps without manual changes and driver installs. Lets hope all that is fixed soon.

Did any of you guys experience this problem? Would you like to see the frame rate fixed? Let me know in the comments below.

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