Mortal Kombat 1 is on track to deliver cross-play support for PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X | S players sometime in February 2024.
Developer NetherRealm Studios announced the update during a recent livestream, promising to release the long-awaited multiplayer feature in only a few months. It’s something that fans were told would not make the reboot entry’s launch build but should still arrive soon. NetherRealm intends to follow through, meaning fans won’t have to wait much longer to play with friends on other platforms – minus Nintendo Switch.
The livestream also revealed that Wi-fi filter support will arrive in the near future. It gives Mortal Kombat 1 multiplayer fans the option to decline matches based on another user’s internet connection, so you won’t have to worry about potentially spotty matches if you don’t want to.
Finally, patch notes for Mortal Kombat 1’s latest update will be shown “very soon.” Community Manager Tyler Lansdown says NetherRealm has been working to ensure it brings positive changes to help flesh out the overall experience. This includes broader quality-of-life changes as well as tweaks to some Kameo characters such as Kano, Sonya Blade, and Kung Lao.
The livestream itself focused on DLC up-and-comer and series fan-favorite, Quan Chi. We’ve known that the character was set to arrive in Mortal Kombat 1’s Kombat Pack, with NetherRealm reminding players with a special trailer earlier this month, but today’s event revealed a closer look at his moves, visuals, and of course, Fatalities.
Quan Chi comes to Mortal Kombat 1 on December 14 for Early Access buyers, with the character arriving for everyone else on December 21. No release date for cross-play or any other new features was revealed.
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