The earlier re-release of Mortal Kombat XL is finally making its way to PC, NetherRealm Studios announced today.
As of right now, the developer is hosting an “online enhanced beta” for the Steam version of Mortal Kombat X. This weekend event is going to run until Monday, August 29, at 10 a.m. PT.
According to an updated post on the game’s Steam page, the beta is intended to help NetherRealm Studios “test improved online gameplay and more.” Those interested in participating in the weekend beta can head over to the game’s Steam page and sign up for free.
Co-creator of the fighting series Ed Boon recently held a Twitter poll to ask the community where it would like to see the game go next. A majority of over 10,000 votes went towards seeing Mortal Kombat XL and the GGPO-like solution release for PC. “Looks like you guys really want a PC MKXL and some character love/buffs! We hear ya!” exclaimed the developer.
Earlier this year, NetherRealm Studios seemingly alienated the PC community by releasing both Mortal Kombat XL and a new, improved networking code for consoles. Until today, the developer has never even hinted towards releasing those updates for the PC version.
Perhaps this had to do with the game’s shaky release on Steam last year and the developer was simply taking additional time to ascertain a stability. The Windows port of Mortal Kombat X, handled by High Voltage Studios, was riddled with issues on release. Negative Steam reviews continued to drop like bombs until many who had purchased the game with zeal simply dropped their controllers in the early months of the game’s release.
Mortal Kombat X is not a bad game at all, and is pretty much the (if not one of) the best installments in the series. It’s painful to see such a game receive a negative response on PC just because of technical problems. Let’s hope that with the new updates, the game flourishes once again on PC.