Responding to a fan’s question on Twitter regarding whether upcoming fighter Mortal Kombat X will have region-locked multiplayer or not, executive producer Shaun Himmerick confirmed that the game will indeed have region-locked multiplayer. The tweet has since been deleted, but fans grabbed a screenshot of it beforehand.
For anyone hoping to dive deep into Mortal Kombat X‘s competitive multiplayer scene, this is a bummer. Region-locked multiplayer means that if you own a North American copy of the game, for instance, you can only play against other North Americans, so if you have friends in other regions or you just want to test your might against players in a different part of the world, you’re out of luck.
Especially given that the only truly disappointing part of NetherRealms’ previous game in the series, Mortal Kombat, was its unequivocably terrible online play, with awful lag and crippling matchmaking issues, it’s not super encouraging to hear that some of the same restrictions will apply to the new game.
Still, the game is out on April 14, less than a month away, so we don’t have much time to wait to see how the online shapes up.
Source: Test Your Might