Mortal Kombat 11 to Feature Cross-Play After Launch

NeatherRealm is currently looking into the possibilities of Mortal Kombat 11 cross-play support and it hopes to implement it after, according to Game Designer Derek Kirtzic.

Mortal Kombat 11 coming to Nintendo Switch along with PlayStation 4, PC and Xbox One came as an unexpected surprise but also raised the possibilities of the cross-play feature. 2018 was an interesting year in which we saw Sony for the first time allowing Fortnite cross-play followed by Rocket League.

Unlike the previous Mortal Kombat game in the series, Mortal Kombat 11 is developed using the Unreal Engine 4 which is the same engine that Epic Games is using to bring new cross-play features to Fortnite in 2019.

Personally, I believe that cross-play is definitely in discussion due to the game arriving on Nintendo Switch and all major platforms so it does make sense. Though it won’t be available right after launch. Like Epic Games, creators of Mortal Kombat could take some time to successfully implement it. Sony is also in a question to know if they will allow it or not as their cross-play system is still in beta. On the other hand, Epic Games has revealed its cross-play roadmap for 2019 which you can check out below.

  • Cross-Platform Login, Friends, Presence, Profile, and Entitlements (coming Q2-Q3 2019 to PC, other platforms throughout 2019): Provides the core functionality for persistently recognizing players across multiple sessions and devices; identifying friends; and managing free and paid item entitlements. This will support all 7 major platforms (PC, Mac, iOS, Android, PlayStation, Xbox, Switch) to the full extent each platform allows per-title.

  • PC/Mac Overlay API (coming Q3 2019): Provides a user interface for login, friends, and other features in a game-agnostic, engine-agnostic way.

  • Cross-Platform Voice Comms (coming Q3 2019 to all platforms): Epic is building a new in-game voice communications service supporting all platforms, all stores, and all engines, which will be available for free. (For developers needing an immediately-available voice solution, check out Discord, Vivox, TeamSpeak, Ventrilo, and Mumble.)

  • Cross-Platform Parties and Matchmaking (coming Q3-4 2019 to all platforms)

  • Cross-Platform Data Storage, Cloud-Saved Games (coming Q2 2019)

  • Cross-Platform Achievements and Trophies (coming Q3 2019)

Developers can use the above updates to successfully implement cross-play features in their games. Cross-play is the most requested feature and props to Epic Games for making it a reality.

With that aside, you should be now looking forward to Mortal Kombat 11 beta which is scheduled to start on a date in March which is yet to be revealed. Until then, check out Mortal Kombat 11 Kollector’s/Collectors Edition here which includes a human scale scorpion mask which you always wanted. That Scorpion mask doesn’t come cheap as this Mortal Kombat 11 Kollector’s/Collectors Edition costs $299.99.