While versions of many Mortal Kombat games have come to PC over the years, the series always seemed console oriented. Mortal Kombat publisher Warner Bros. showed just how extreme that console focus is this week, by confirming that PC players will not be able to purchase future DLC for the Mortal Kombat x.
PC players began to suspect the worst earlier this week when sign-ups for an “Enhanced Online Beta” version of the game failed to list PC as a platform option. WB announced this yesterday Mortal Kombat XL– an expanded edition of the game that includes all current DLC as well as the upcoming “Kombat Pack 2” – would only be coming to the Xbox One and PS4.
NetherRealm Community Manager Tyler Lansdown confirmed later today that PC players wouldn’t even be able to purchase that DLC a la carte. “Mortal Kombat XL and ‘Kombat Pack 2’ does [be] only available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One,” he wrote on the TestYourMight forums.
This is not the first sign of trouble for it Mortal Kombat xthe PC port. The Windows version was so buggy at launch that some critics called it unplayable. A number of fixes followed over the next few months, but some of those patches made matters worse by causing many PC players to lose their save data. Warner Bros. released the latest balancing and bug fix update for all versions of the game in September.
Mortal Kombat x‘s PC woes came along with a launch failure for the Windows version of Warner Bros. Batman: Arkham Knight, which was so technically troubled that it had to be pulled from sale on Steam for several months while fixes were implemented. When the game was finally re-released in October, WB had to recommend players have as much as 12 GB of RAM to get acceptable performance.
The one-two punch of these bad PC ports along with other bad conversions like Injustice, many PC players have rightly called the Warner Bros. releases. ignored on their preferred platform. With this week’s DLC announcement, Warner Bros. see that the feeling is mutual.