Mortal Kombat 1 looks like it’s going to be another quality entry in the franchise but fans looking forward to online play might be disappointed. While fans will be able to go online and take part in matches, they won’t be able to use Kross-Play at launch.
NetherRealm Studios went to Twitter and told fans that the feature won’t be available at launch, though they are working on it. The studio promised that Kross-Play would eventually be added as post-launch content, though no definitive date or release window was given.
“Launch is just around the corner and we can’t wait for everyone to sink their teeth into #MK1. Regarding Kross-Play, it will not be available at launch, but know we are hard at work at implementing the feature into the game and it will be koming post launch,” said the game’s official Twitter account.
Kross-Play (correctly spelled cross-play for most games) has become a major feature for titles with online play. Seeing Mortal Kombat 1 join that trend was good for all gamers, as the feature means PS5 players can also play with Xbox Series and PC fighters. However, it seems that MK enthusiasts will have to wait a bit longer for this option to surface.
One console that won’t be getting Kross-Play is the Nintendo Switch version of MK 1, for obvious reasons. Jokes about how the game will look aside, the PS5 and Xbox Series versions have much better performance and it wouldn’t have been fair for Switch players.
Even those who aren’t huge fans of online play will find plenty to do when Mortal Kombat 1 comes out this week. The game has plenty of single-player content, including the reward-heavy Invasions and the cinematic Story Mode. Unfortunately, there are also microtransactions in the game, something that’s been around since MKX and MK 11.
Mortal Kombat 1 is coming to PS5, Xbox Series, and PC on September 14.