It always seemed like there was a chance of Mortal Kombat 11 on Nintendo Switch falling behind the other versions and today might be the day. It's not been left out in the cold by itself though, as PC players have also being shafted.
The official Mortal Kombat Twitter account has announced NetherRealm will be adding cross-play across generations to the eleventh entry in the ultra violent fighting series. This will allow PlayStation 4 and Xbox One players to fight PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S users.
If you were hoping for Switch (and even PC) to join the cross-play party alongside this update, since this feature's beta rollout last December, it seems it really won't be happening. At the very end of the latest tweet, it's mentioned (once again) how the feature will "not be available" on Nintendo Switch or PC.
"On Nov 17, Krossplay will become Kross Generation for Playstation & Xbox players. Toggle the feature in settings to play Casual matches w/ players on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series XIS, & Xbox One, as well as in designated Online Rooms. This feature will not be available on Switch or PC."
Over on the official support site for the game, there's a question asking if "krossplay" allows players on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One to fight against PC, Switch or Google Stadia players. Unfortunately, the same response has been there for about a year now:
"No, the Krossplay feature in Mortal Kombat 11 does not support PC, Nintendo Switch or Stadia at this time."
No reason has to been provided as to why these versions of the game won't be receiving cross-play anytime soon, but if anything does change, we'll be sure to let you know.
What are your thoughts about the Switch version missing out on cross-play? Leave a comment down below.
[source comicbook.com, via gonintendo.com]
Cut in contents but it still gets a high price tag yay
Is it cross-play just between console generations (PS4 vs PS5) or cross-play between console makers (PS vs XB)? If it’s just the former, than it’s obvious why Switch would be left out.
welp that sucks
Not surprising because there was many other good games that weren't cross play with the switch with certain consoles.
Okay Switch sure I get that, but PC too?
The specific wording of "Kross Generation" makes me believe it's referring to Xbox One players being able to play against Xbox Series X/S players, and PS4 players being able to play with PS5 players. That's probably why Switch and PC are left out
Nice bit of clickbait there. Its called Kross Generation not Kross Play. Of course PC and Switch won't get it. PC has no generations like consoles and what were you expecting them to make a Wii U version just so Switch can use Kross Generation.
Honestly NL should be ashamed to have a news article like this. Its not even news.
Not gonna lie, mostly use my Switch for Nintendo games. Third party titles are what I have a PS4 for. Well, and Bloodborne.
I'm willing to guess that the Steam infrastructure didn't play nice with whatever magic they're working for Sony and Xbox. For Switch, I'd take a guess that it's because Switch fighting games aren't taken serious in the fighting community in general except for Smash, also I would t be surprised if it were due to FPS differences between the Switch and other consoles.
Dude Switch and PC doesn't do kross generation play cause the Switch Pro and Windows 12 are not out yet.
Because of course it is
"Mortal Kombat Krossplay will put PlayStation and Xbox players into the same matchmaking pool for Online modes... PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S will also be supported in conjunction with the Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate release on Nov. 17"
It is everyone in the same pool (in FAQ). Something must be preventing PC/Switch from joining.
I've updated the article.
And as noted by @Agramonte, all versions with cross-play functionality can play together.
Smh, Nintendo Life is clickbaiting! They said Cross-Play on the Title, but it's really KROSS-PLAY. I'm never using Nintendo Life ever again 😡😡😡
3DS port (boasting 0.06fps) and Krossplay with Switch version confirmed.
For a fighting game, this is quite understandable. Mortal Kombat 11 doesn't have a consistent frame rate of 60fps on the Switch version, and we all know the importance of frame rates in fighting games compared to other genres.
"ar this time" so maybe in the near future.
Pfftt...not a good Mortal Kombat game anyway.
BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle on Switch didn’t get the Tournament mode that the PS4 has, so this doesn’t surprise me at all.
Switch skip is healthy for fighting games because barely anyone uses lan adapter. PC on the other hand...
"Get over it!"
Or, I mean, that's no fun for people who play online.
@NathanTheAsian No excuse to skip the PC version. Then again the PC port of MK10 was mishandled for a while.
MK 11 on switch has been behind the other versions since day 1. Yeah it runs but barely and the Krypt looks like ass. Like they seriously couldn't get it to look better than a PS2 game? I'm still eventually going to get it on PS4. I regret buying this on switch.
@Mirage-5x5 Switch version has portable functionality that xbox and playStation don't have.
I don't regret buying MK on Switch. It's great playing it wherever you want.
They also made a pre-order bonus for pre-ording Kombat Pack 2... without any way to actually pre-order it on Switch. So those skins are basically in purgatory if you're a Switch gamer, unless they make them available in some other way.
It mostly runs at around 60fps in regular modes, how is that "runs barely"?
Is this possibly down to the fps being higher on other consoles thus creating a unfair advantage?
Makes sense. The Switch version does not perform as well as the other versions and you really need a consistent 60fps in a competitive fighting game, PC version probably will have cheating and the Stadia version....who cares?!
You're right. For a fighting game, controls typically aren't restricted to a set control scheme, meaning the whole debate between keyboard+mouse and controllers is pretty irrelevant in this case.
Plus, most people would just plug a controller in. I also see no reason for them to skip out on PC, unless they really cared about people with lower specs.
@Mirage-5x5 Should tweet that to the developers and Mr Booooommmm
Doesen't make sense that PC is excluded.
I don't remember if nrs has their own servers or if its off of the console company's servers. If its the latter I understand why nintendo isn't included. Their online sucks hard. Even wired I have issues with it I don't on pc or ps4.
Well alot of times it seems to be struggling. Have you noticed the frame drop during the final boss? Also there's something really odd about characters with facial hair. It's got this weird blurring thing going on. I noticed it while playing as bearded Kano.
The switches online infrastructure isn't good enough to go against the other systems, imagine the lag trying to play this on the switch or Lite using wifi against a PS5 or XSX.
@VinniVinni which makes sense. Pc is the dominant gaming rig where switch has the worst online connection for such a graphical and fast paced game. Honestly it's more about even playing fields really.
The reason this happens is Frame Rate, Switch version can't keep 60FPS, thus if it was Kross Play Switch users would both be in a disadvantage and probably would also mess with game sync.
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