The announcement of Mortal Kombat XL has a lot of fans excited for the future of the series, promising to bring all current content into a single package on PS4 and Xbox One. However, the lack of a release on PC got a lot of gamers wondering what was going on. The PC release of Mortal Kombat X was famously broken at launch, resulting in weeks of patches and updates that helped, but ultimately left the game not quite what it should have been. Now it seems that the team at NetherRealm and WB Games have decided to abandon the PC release, not supporting it with XL, or even the latest updates.
The news broke on the Test Your Might fan forums, where many asked what the future was like for Mortal Kombat X on PC. Eventually they got a response, though it likely wasn’t the one they wanted. Tyler Lansdown of NetherRealm Studios replied that “Mortal Kombat XL and Kombat Pack 2 will available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One only.”
With the revelation that the new netcode beta is also skipping the PC, fans who have this version are quite upset that they are being left behind. The netcode for Mortal Kombat X has not met with expectations, leading to broken online multiplayer since launch. The new netcode is meant to fix that, but it seems that PC players will be left with the old one.
The backlash against this decision has already been strong, and will likely get stronger. Whether or not NetherRealm Studios holds to the current position of not suppoting the PC version of Mortal Kombat X will come down to how much trouble fans cause them about it. However, with all the problems the version has had so far, it might be best to just abandon it entirely, at least from their perspective.