NetherRealm Studios To Support Mortal Kombat Online Functionality

Mortal Kombat 2011 is a title affected by the closure GameSpy’s online services.  On May 31, GameSpy will go offline for good, but Mortal Kombat will not.  NetherRealm Studios has confirmed that online support will continue for Mortal Kombat on PS3, Xbox 360 and PC, but not the PS Vita.

“We are currently in the process of migrating Mortal Kombat 9 (for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC) from Gamespy’s servers and expect things to go smoothly,” NetherRealm confirmed on Facebook. “During the transition, players may experience an interruption of online play and matchmaking and we ask for your patience during this time. Players will not experience interruptions to offline play throughout this process.  After May 31, Mortal Kombat 9 for PS Vita will only support ad-hoc multiplayer.”

Mortal Kombat, sometimes called Mortal Kombat 9 as it is the ninth entry in the franchise, launched April 2011 on PS3 and Xbox 360 and July 13 on PC.  It arrived a year later on PS Vita with all the DLC included, new costumes, and a brand new challenge tower.  All versions garnered praise for the intense, and diverse multiplayer suite.  It’s a shame that PS Vita owners won’t be able to play online after May 31.