Rumor Patrol: Mortal Kombat XL May Release for PC After All

By | 2 months ago 

After a number of subtle hints and teases over the past week, it appears that the previously console exclusive Mortal Kombat XL may be finally headed to PC players as well.

While proving to be a massive success on consoles, Mortal Kombat X never really seemed to find its footing on PC thanks to a variety of issues that hurt the overall experience for players. The news got worse for PC fans as a definitive version of the game, known as Mortal Kombat XL, was announced exclusively for consoles, which also included the recently revealed Kombat Pack 2. After many months of silence, though, it is starting to look like PC players may finally see XL on their platform of choice.

The biggest clue comes from NetherRealm creative director Ed Boon. While the man is known for trolling fans, Boon recently posted an interesting image of a PC motherboard and a strange message to go with it. While the phrase, “Maybe we should Karry eXtra Long People who Care?,” doesn’t make too much sense by itself, picking out the capital letters leaves behind MKXL PC. Could this be a subtle but strong hint that the previously console exclusive Mortal Kombat XL content is coming to PC as well?

In addition, the tweet followed a poll that was recently run asking fans if they even still wanted to see the XL version arrive on PC. As expected, fans responded favorably to the question, indicating that interest is still there.

The conspiracy runs deeper, however, as many fans have come across a hidden app that is linked to Mortal Kombat X on Steam. Known simply as SteamDB Unknown App 471210, the app has seen a number of updates along with a name change to MKXL Enhanced Online Beta. When combined with the Tweets from Ed Boon, it would appear that a PC announcement is indeed in the cards.

While it’s unclear at this point what took Mortal Kombat XL so long to make the jump to PC, perhaps the extra time was used to ensure a smooth launch this time around. When Mortal Kombat X first launched, the PC version was plagued by a variety of issues such as crashing, online connectivity problems, and a nasty bug that actually erased player save data. While numerous patches improved the situation, players felt like Warner Bros and NetherRealm abandoned the platform once Kombat Pack 2, the online play enhancements, and the XL version of the game were announced for the console editions only.

Are you happy that the game looks to be heading to PC or is it a situation of too little, too late? Let us know what you think down in the comments below.

Mortal Kombat XL is available now on Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

Source: Ed Boon Twitter