During a live stream from NetherRealm Studios showing off Mortal Kombat X, the dev team on stream gave some new details for fans of the upcoming fighting game. To address concerns for players who run into quitters online, the dev team decided to get creative in punishing those who decide to leave an online match before its completion.
The quitter’s head will immediately explode as a win screen shows up. The remaining player who remains will receive a “Quitality” screen and is given an automatic flawless victory. This is a cleaver and humorous way of punishing players who don’t finish matches online.
In addition to showing a Quitality, the team answered some questions from fans on social media. They mentioned that Mortal Kombat X will not include 2 vs 2 combat like in Mortal Kombat 9 or Injustice: Gods Among Us. The team explained that they wanted to emphasize 1 vs 1 matches this time around, nodding back to classic titles in the beloved fighting series.
There also won’t be as many alternate outfits for characters as in their previous title Injustice: Gods Among Us. The team did however tease everyone a bit when they mentioned that some classic costumes for characters could make a return as DLC. Another interesting piece of info revealed was about the newest guest character Jason form Firday the 13th, who the team said wouldn’t be shown in action yet because he is currently still under development.
Finally, the team went into greater detail on the different fighting variations for Mileena, Kitanna, King Jin, Ferra/Torr, Takeda, and Reptile during most of the stream. NetherRealm assured everyone watching that more surprises were on the way, but not everything would be revealed before launch day. In case you were wondering, Mortal Kombat X is set to release on April 14, 2015 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
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