Mortal Kombat X is Being Abandoned on PC

Published: January 20, 2016 3:23 PM /



If you've been excited for an Alien vs Predator smackdown on your PC, I'm afraid you're going to have to stick to the FPS games, because you sure aren't getting it from Netherrealm Studios. According to a post from community specialist Tyler Lansdown on, PC gamers are being left behind with all the work that is being done to update Mortal Kombat X like the upcoming Kombat Pack 2, the beta to improve the netcode of the game, and the upcoming compilation edition Mortal Kombat XL. Mortal Kombat XL is being released March 1 for Xbox One and Playstation 4, and will include both Kombat Packs as well as the base game for $29.99 but as stated will not be arriving on PC.

To clarify, the upcoming Kombat Pack consists of four new fighters, including black sheep of the series Bo-Rai-Cho and the iconic Xenomorph from Alien. On top of that, Mortal Kombat XL has all of the DLC, including both Kombat Packs, Goro, and all of the character skins. There's also the Enhanced Online beta to improve the online connectivity which currently has signups and it's own trailer for the enhanced online code. None of this will be coming to PC.

Mortal Kombat X has had PC issues since launch, including the awful experience that was trying to get the game to even work at launch with it experimenting with the 'streaming install' that divided the game into 23 packages that had to be downloaded separately. On top of that, the PC version hasn't had the most active playerbase either, only managing to gain a little over 1,000 active players yesterday, although according to Steam Spy the game has around 500k owners on PC. It is possible that improving the netcode and adding some new characters would have invigorated the playerbase on PC, but it appears that instead Warner Brothers is just leaving the game to die on it's own.

We have reached out to Warner Brothers for comment though we have not received a response yet.

Quick Take

Warner Brothers hasn't had the best of times on PC this past year. While Mortal Kombat X has been problematic, most people think of Warner Bros' PC presence instantly remember the failure that was Batman: Arkham Knight's horrendous launch and still broken port. All in all, PC gamers aren't too happy with Warner as a whole, and this sure won't improve their opinion in the eyes of computer-based fans of their franchises.

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