The release date for Mortal Kombat 1 is imminent. While crossplay has become the norm for most multiplayer titles nowadays, the cross platfrom status for MK1 is very disappointing.
Mortal Kombat 1 is the 12th mainline installment for the series. The early access release date is right around the corner, and it is open to everyone who pre-orders the right edition. It has an amazing roster at launch, and this includes Megan Fox as Nitara along with several other celebrities including John Cena in the DLC. Unfortunately, with this stacked roster, you will not be able to batter and bludgeon friends on opposite platforms.
Is Mortal Kombat 1 crossplay?
Mortal Kombat 1 is not crossplay.
There is no cross platform multiplayer for MK1 at launch. It doesn’t matter whether you’re getting early access from September 14th, or if you’re waiting for the full launch on September 19th.
It is disappointing that there is no way to battle friends on other systems as the feature was added to MK11. So, naturally, fans assumed it would be part of MK1 right away.
The bad news is that it’s not available on day one, but the good news is that it is coming.
Mortal Kombat 1 cross platform multiplayer is coming
NetherRealm has confirmed that cross platform multiplayer is coming to Mortal Kombat 1.
It will be added to the game in a free post-launch update. Unfortunately, there’s no mention of when, but hopefully, crossplay won’t take too long to arrive.
There’s no mention of systems either, but crossplay will presumably be supported between PlayStation, PC, and Xbox. MK1 is coming to Nintendo Switch, too, so it could be available for Nintendo’s console as well.
While the omission from day one is disappointing, there are still plenty of other reasons to get early access. Below are the prices and pre-order bonuses for every edition (via the PSN store):
Standard edition – £64.99/$69.99:
Premium edition – £89.99/$109.99: