'Mortal Kombat X' News: Boon Denies Kiefer Sutherland Involvement, Promises 1080p & 60 FPS [VIDEO]

By Luke Caulfield , Updated Jun 17, 2014 12:15 PM EDT

From everything we've seen so far, Mortal Kombat X looks great, and it's only going to get better, as NetherRealms studio head and Mortal Kombat creator Ed Boon has promised that the upcoming game will run 60FPS and have 1080p resolution.

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The news comes from a tweet not long after Mortal Kombat X was announced, which is a good sign, given that the game is still in development, and not expected to arrive until sometime next year. Keep your fingers crossed that everything stays on track, and doesn't go through some Watch Dogs styled kerfuffle with accusations of a graphical downgrade.


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It was reported back in February that Kiefer Sutherland claimed to have voiced a character for a new Mortal Kombat game. Back then, developer NetherRealms hadn't yet announced Mortal Kombat X, so it was difficult to confirm, even though Boon himself seemed confused at the "news." But at the end of E3 2014, Boon joined in on a live GiantBomb broadcast, where he spoke on Sutherland's late winter announcement, and outright denied that Sutherland was in the game.

You can see it for yourself in the clip below at right around the nine minute mark.

Mortal Kombat X is due out later this year for both current and last generation platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One, in addition to Windows PC. It'll be the first game in the series that'll allow players to "choose from multiple variations of each character impacting both strategy and fighting style." Six characters have been announced so far: Scorpion and Sub-Zero represent the old favorites (though Boon has promised more), while D'Vorah, Cassie Cage, Ferra/Toor and Kotal Kahn are brand spankin' new.

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