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Update: Mention of crossplay as a launch feature has been removed from Mortal Kombat 1's Steam page

Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • September 6, 2023 at 5:28 a.m. PDT • Comments: 31

Update: The mention of crossplay as a feature on Mortal Kombat 1's Steam page has seemingly been removed. Now, the page only lists single-player, online pvp, Steam achievements, full controller support, and in-app purchases as features.

This is actually similar to how the topic of crossplay was deleted from the official Mortal Kombat 1 FAQ page. This seems to suggest that crossplay won't actually be available at launch as Steam's store pages only requires that games list features available at launch.

With this development, it appears that the mention of crossplay on the Mortal Kombat 1 Steam page was due to a mistake. However, the fact that somebody put it there by mistake in the first place means that NetherRealm Studios is likely aware of the demand for crossplay.

It's important to note that only the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series versions of Mortal Kombat 1 are being handled by NetherRealm Studios directly. The Steam and Epic Games Store ports of the game are being handled by QLOC with supervision by NetherRealm Studios.

More than likely, crossplay won't be available at launch for Mortal Kombat 1 on the PC, but could be added in a later patch. Ultimately, we'll have to wait and see what happens after Mortal Kombat 1 is released and NetherRealm Studios shares information on the subject.

Earlier: The impending release of Mortal Kombat 1 is now just a few weeks away, but there's still more to learn about the game before it arrives.

There's been questions about MK1's cross-platform play capabilities since its initial reveal, and it's looking like the highly requested feature will be coming to PC as well now — and hopefully immediately so.

The official Steam page for Mortal Kombat 1 now states that 'Cross-Platform Multiplayer' is included as a main feature.

According to SteamDB, this feature text was added in just yesterday, September 1, so it's a pretty darn recent update.

Before, we only really knew that crossplay was coming in some capacity through the official MK1 FAQ page, but that it would be coming after launch.

That part of the FAQ, however, was quickly deleted, and there was no mention about which systems the feature would be coming to though the previous betas left it out.

We do have reason to believe now that crossplay may even be available right from the launch of the game instead of coming in a post-release update.

This is because Steam's own documentation requirements for their store pages require that games only list features and content that will be available when the game comes out.

Since it's there on Steam now for MK1, that should mean it'll hopefully be there when we all first boot up the game.

Mortal Kombat 11 did go back and put crossplay into the online experience, but only for the PlayStation and Xbox versions, leaving out the PC and Nintendo Switch.

Though we knew crossplay would be coming to MK1 at some point, there was still questions as to whether PC players would be included in that because the game is not being handled solely by NetherRealm Studios on the platform, but rather QLOC.

It's all but assured PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S crossplay is going to be there of course, but the Nintendo Switch will also almost assuredly be left out again like it was for MK11 and most other fighters with the feature.

It's unclear if that crossplay will apply to the Epic Games Store version of MK1 too though it'd be kinda weird if they didn't at this point.

If you were waiting for crossplay on PC before picking the game up, though, you might not want to jump to the pre-order button right this second since this hasn't been officially stated and confirmed by NRS or Warner Bros. as of yet.

We should be learning more in the coming days as we approach Mortal Kombat 1's launch on September 19, 2023 or a bit earlier on September 14 for those who pre-order the Premium or Kollector's Editions.

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