Like many expected, the Mortal Kombat 1 port on Nintendo Switch ended up being a huge mess and is easily the worst version of the fighter. Despite the port meeting our expectations, series creator Ed Boon has promised that this version of the game will be fixed.
Speaking with the BBC Newsbeat, Boon promised that this version of the fighter will get updated and fixed. This won’t be a one time update either, as Boon has also promised constant support, similar to the Switch port of Mortal Kombat 11.
“And a number of the the concerns of the issues that had come up will absolutely be addressed,” Boon stated. “It would have been ideal for us to have released the version that we absolutely wanted. But anything that we’re finding a problem with is on our list and is going to be fixed.”
It’s pretty fair to say that Mortal Kombat 1 on Nintendo Switch is a pretty horrendous port, even if it meets the requirements of being ‘playable.’ While Kombat is mostly fine, that doesn’t excuse the way textures load in late during fighter introductions and character select. Plus, there are also some horrendous glitches where Kharacters heads stay in place when they should be ripped off.
What makes the Switch version of Mortal Kombat 1 worse is that this port is also being sold for $70. The only other Switch game to be priced at $70 was Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, and that title has the excuse of being an excellent open-world title that runs well, at the very least.
Despite the horrid results, many fans saw this outcome the moment a Switch port was announced. After all, the fighter was also announced for PS5, Xbox Series, and PC, with no last-gen ports that the Switch port could have been based on. The improvements made to this port are more than welcome but this version should have been delayed, given the state it’s in.
Mortal Kombat 1 is available now on Switch but fans should only get it for the PS5, Xbox Series, and PC.