“Mortal Kombat X” Kombat Pack 2 will not be released on PC, and new sources suggest that the game’s publisher at Warner Bros. has blamed its developers at NetherRealm Studios for the controversy.
The statement comes from a recent post in the “Mortal Kombat” Reddit community. A user by the name of beegeepee, posted his interaction Warner Bros. staff regarding the news.According to the referenced email, the publisher is “sorry to hear” that the consumer is not “satisfied with the decision taken by the developer of the game ‘MKX.'” The agent then suggested a visit to the title’s official forums because NetherRealm are “keeping an eye” on player responses. It’s regarded as “the best way for the affected gamers to be heard.” While not necessarily a direct reflection of how much Warner Bros. is involved in the PC controversy, this support representative seemed quick to deny that his employers had anything to do with the decision to scrap support for the Windows build. As far as NetherRealm is concerned, the studio has been mostly quiet. Clearly, there’s some confusion on behalf of the company about how respond to such intense fan backlash.
Kombat Pack 2 Troubles Are Not the First for Warner Bros PC
Problems began for “Mortal Kombat X” when it was discovered that the game’s recently revealed Kombat Pack 2 trailer didn’t feature any branding to suggest that a PC version would be available. At the clip’s conclusion, only the logos for PS4 and Xbox One were visible. After about a week without an update, NetherRealm community specialist Tyler Lansdown tried to buy the unfortunate news in a Test Your Might forum post. In one sentence he revealed that “‘Mortal Kombat XL’ and Kombat Pack 2 will be available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One only.” To many, the lack of PC support was viewed as a blatant disregard for those that owned that version of the game. It meant that, after months of Kombat Pack 2 hype, a sizable portion of the DLC’s player base wouldn’t be able to experience it at all.
While the reason for the decision has yet to be detailed, many believe that it has a lot to do with prior difficulties optimizing “Mortal Kombat X” on Steam. For Warner Bros. specifically, this is an all too familiar situation. Following the release of “Batman: Arkham Knight” the publisher was forced to pull its broken PC version from sale for many months. As a result of this questionable history, gamers are quick to blame Warner for the repeated port problems.Regardless, it appears that the maligned distributor has counteracted that outrage by blaming its developers instead. How do you feel about “Mortal Kombat X’s” PC fiasco? Was it wrong for Warner Bros. to place so much blame on NetherRealm?