Mortal Kombat to Add DLC Characters, Possible PC Version
Some comments from Mortal Kombat Executive Producer Ed Boon to Kotaku reveal interesting tidbits about the hyper-violent fighter. Even though Boon has stated that Mortal Kombat will focus on characters from Mortal Kombat 1-3, he’s very open about their DLC persuits.
“We know we’re going to be really aggressive with the DLC. That’s a great opportunity for either a brand new character that nobody’s ever seen before or bringing back a character that was in MK4 or later,” Boon said.
However, this won’t be a case where the content is already on the disc, and you just pay to unlock it.
“That’s how we’re going to introduce more characters. They’re not going to be on the disc and you’ll unlock it or something,” Boon said. “You’ll actually download the data.”
However, that causes a problem. Say player one buys a DLC character and uses it in an online match with player two. If player two hasn’t downloaded that character, how will the game display the character?
“We’re going to need a patch or some kind of delivery method—and we’re still trying to solve it. One option is a free character that everybody gets and get you all the purchasable ones too. If you download a free version of Raiden or whoever, you’ll get everything,” Boon speculated. Everyone loves free stuff, so that sounds perfectly workable.
Surprisingly enough, Mortal Kombat may add another bullet point to the list of features it’s emulating from Street Fighter IV–PC Support.
“We’re definitely considering it,” Boon said. “I’ve thought ‘How many fighting game players are PC guys?’ Apparently there seems to be a market for that in Europe. Since we’re on the Unreal Engine, I guess it’s not that much of a change from the console versions.”