Mortal Kombat 1 Cross-Play is officially out in February
December 16, 2023

Mortal Kombat 1 Cross-Play is officially out in February

A few months after the launch of Mortal Kombat 1, NetherRealm announces that the title is getting the much-requested cross-play coming in February. Ahead of the game's release in September of this year, the aforementioned game studio revealed that it would not have cross-play at launch, but that is now changing.

As part of the latest episode of Kombat Kast, a special NetherRealm stream that reveals new characters and content for the Mortal Kombat title, the studio team revealed that cross-play for MK1 is coming as early as February. In English it is “cross-play”, but the studio calls this feature “Kross-Play”.

In an exciting move, the team has also confirmed that the feature will work between PS5, Xbox and PC platforms. This is significant because in the last MK game – Mortal Kombat 11, there was cross-play, but console players were limited to playing with other console players.

Microsoft Store users on PCs were able to play with Xbox console owners, and Steam users were completely excluded from any cross-play functionality.

That being said, while there are still a few months before this feature fully launches, full cross-play between consoles and PC should help Mortal Kombat 1 maintain a healthy player base for much longer.