Mortal Kombat 1 on Nintendo Switch Causes Backlash

Fans are not happy about the Nintendo Switch port of Mortal Kombat 1 with very fair reasoning.

By AtillaTuran, Posted 18 Sep 2023

Mortal Kombat 1 had a very strong start last week. Although lots of players are still waiting for the regular edition to be unlocked, premium edition owners are having a blast with the new title of the three-decades-old series. The title is now available on current-gen consoles and PCs, and it's expected to be available to everyone tomorrow. While most people seem to be happy with their purchases, there are some that currently asking for refunds already.

The problem pops up like a sore thumb if you happen to play the Nintendo Switch version of Mortal Kombat 1. Meanwhile the game costs as same as its other versions, the Nintendo Switch version delivers toned-down graphics that are out of the PlayStation 2 era and have severe issues from glitches that occur during the gameplay.

The reason for these downgrades can be explained by Switch’s less powerful structure, however, other developers like Bethesda proved that DOOM (2016) and DOOM Eternal can be run on Switch’s hardware without no giving any sacrifice to the graphics.

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Currently, the people who own the Switch version of Mortal Kombat 1 demanding refunds and showcasing how bad the port for the console is on the Twitter platform. They share screenshots of comparisons between Switch and other console versions, and unfortunately, the difference seems to be night and day.

NetherRealm, the developers of Mortal Kombat 1, has not said anything about the matter yet. If NetherReal does not do something very quickly, the standard edition owners will catch up eventually. Of course, this will lead to a snowball effect, adding more and more salt to the wound as days go by.

Recently, NetherRealm said they do not plan to have a crossplay at the launch of Mortal Kombat 1, causing a heated moment in the community before even allowing premium edition owners to start playing the game. Despite being a promised aspect of Mortal Kombat 1, seems like they have ditched the idea right before the release, and what makes it more suspicious is the alleged exclusion of the PC platform altogether in crossplay.

It is not confirmed whether NetherRealm is going to fix the issues on the Nintendo Switch version yet. If they happen to just ignore it, it will make a lot of people mad and eventually run after a very much-needed refund. We shall wait and see until the proper release of Mortal Kombat 1, which will happen tomorrow, on the 19th of September.

Atilla Turan (@burningarrow)
Editor, NoobFeed

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General Information

Platform(s): Switch, PC
Publisher(s): Warner Bros. Games
Developer(s): NetherRealm Studios
Genres: Fighting
Themes: Fighter, Action,
Release Date: 2023-09-19

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