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Ed Boon promises better netcode, talks about 'easy fatalities', DLC character try-outs in Mortal Kombat X in this interview with AngryJoe

Posted by Cheng Kai 'KarbyP' Sim • March 30, 2015 at 1:40 p.m. PDT • Comments: 60

YouTube personality AngryJoe has just published an in-depth 20-minute interview with Mortal Kombat co-creator and NetherRealm Studios Creative Director Ed Boon, and it is filled with several nuggets of new information about the soon-to-be-released new-gen fighter.


In this interview, Boon reveals that there will be ways for players to try out DLC fighters without having to purchase them beforehand, an "easy fatality" feature that you can unlock in the Krypt, and that Mortal Kombat X's story mode has "more cinematic footage in this one than any of the games we've (NetherRealm Studios) done before."

He also talks about how they're potentially looking at adding more DLC guest characters, and how they've sought to improve the netcode in Mortal Kombat X over Mortal Kombat (2011) and Injustice: Gods Among Us.
AngryJoe: Are there going to be any substantial changes to the netcode? Are you guaranteeing that it's going to be improved?

Ed Boon: Oh yeah, yeah, it's going to be improved over MK9 certainly, improved over Injustice. We really are focusing a lot on it, as well as the messaging [you get when something happens in online mode].
One of the problems MK9 had when we first launched it, was that it just kind of had this vague message -- connection was lost -- without ever telling you exactly what happened. So that was a lot of what we were trying to address.

And then we were also just doing what we can to connect people better, between players with good connections, so that somebody with a bad connection isn't kind of just alone.

AngryJoe: I play a lot with my fans online. I love the 100-player rooms because I could fill up a 100-player room and then just play with people individually -- are we still going to see that kind of stuff?

Ed Boon: Yeah, absolutely.

Check out the full video interview below:
Video from AngryJoeShow. Sent in by Kawalorn, bluren, xShonuffx, and bojanche.
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