Mortal Kombat 1 game director Ed Boon has teased some new features that will be added to the popular fighting game in future updates. Mortal Kombat 1 earned mostly positive reviews when it launched earlier this year, with a great deal of praise for its visuals and hard-hitting action, though criticism for its story and monetization. Future updates and DLC releases should only improve the Mortal Kombat 1 experience.
Mortal Kombat 1 fans have a lot to look forward to in the near future. Most notably, Invincible's Omni-Man will be joining the roster on November 9. Omni-Man will be the first Mortal Kombat 1 DLC character and the game's first guest fighter. Later in the month, Tremor is joining the MK1 roster as a Kameo fighter.
While Mortal Kombat 1 DLC characters may be what fans are most concerned with when it comes to the fighting game, others may be more interested in new features that are on the way. Ed Boon recently teased some of the new features that are in the works for Mortal Kombat 1, all of which pertain to the game's online experience. Boon didn't reveal dates for when these online features will be available, but posted a poll asking fans which they'd like to see added to Mortal Kombat 1 first. The options were crossplay, ranked play switching to best two out of three, a ping filter, and a Wi-Fi filter.
We are working on additional online features for MK1. Can't announce any dates/specifics at the moment. Which feature would you like to see the most/first?— Ed Boon (@noobde) November 3, 2023
Ranked play switching to 2/3
Mortal Kombat 1 fans overwhelmingly voted in favor of crossplay being added first. Mortal Kombat 1 crossplay would presumably let PC, PlayStation, and Xbox gamers go head-to-head, but one has to wonder if Switch players will be left out of the mix. After all, the Mortal Kombat 1 Switch experience is a significant downgrade compared to the versions of the game on other platforms, and it's hard to imagine exactly how that would work.
Future updates for Mortal Kombat 1 are expected to address the lackluster Switch version of the game as well. Mortal Kombat 1's Switch port has been heavily criticized for its lackluster performance and poor graphics, so any improvements will definitely be appreciated by fans on the platform. Even so, it's unlikely that any updates could significantly improve MK1 on Switch.
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