With only days since its official release, Mortal Kombat X has become the fastest selling game in the franchise to date.
While exact numbers have yet to be verified, series creator Ed Boon took to Twitter to talk about how both the mobile and console versions have “literally millions of players getting online,” which he cited as a reason for the servers being hit hard.
“Thank you everyone for making Mortal Kombat X the biggest launch in MK history,” he said. “You made the game FAR exceed our wildest expectations. The mobile and console games have had literally millions of players getting online in a really short period of time, hitting our servers hard.”
He also promised that NetherRealm Studios is working “like mad” on issues currently being faced by players. “We WILL fix them!,” he stated and promised that the team is always listening to player feedback in order to improve the game.
Mortal Kombat X was released earlier this week to a broken launch on the PC. The Steam release never saw to a proper pre-loading feature, and left players staring at a blank menu screen for the majority of launch day. You can read in detail of what took place here.
Despite the shaky launch, Mortal Kombat X is being received warmly by players as the best installment in the franchise to date.
Mortal Kombat X is currently available on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions will arrive later in the summer.