'Mortal Kombat X' Update: Next Patches Will Improve Online Play & PS4 Load Speeds, Fix PC Version Bugs

By Matthew Buzzi , Updated May 05, 2015 12:05 PM EDT
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Mortal Kombat X has proven a hit so far, but NetherRealm isn't resting on its laurels. In addition to DLC, the fighting game will be getting fairly significant patches to improve play and fix bugs.

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Polygon reported on a livestream the developers hosted, coming away with several quotes about plans for Mortal Kombat X going forward. The main focus of any patches will be improving online play above all else--the team is not pleased with how it currently plays.

"We are constantly working on the online, [that] back and forth," Co-creator Ed Boon said in the stream. "We've taken steps to improve on it. It's certainly better than where we were at launch, but by no means do we feel like we're at where we want or need to be."

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The networking code will continue to see improvements, and Polygon says that the team is implementing a feature that allows players to back out of online games if it's clear at the start that the two don't have a good connection. Playing competitively on a poor connection is one of the most frustrating exercises in any game, so this addition will be welcomed. The closest update is apparently an improvement to loading times for living towers, faction page, and leaderboards on PS4--it should be out in a few days.

Other than online woes, future patches will focus on fixing the PC version, which is more buggy than its console brethren. "Huge improvements" are on the way to bring the PC edition up to the level of the PS4 and Xbox One titles (not often we hear that--usually games strive for the reverse). Stay tuned for news on when any of these patches hit.

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