Ed Boon is reassuring fans that cross-play and Wi-Fi filtering are coming to Mortal Kombat 1 soon. He adds that the Wi-Fi filter will be added first, allowing those with a wired internet connection to avoid those playing wirelessly.
This comes as the latest instalment comes under fire for lacking these common fighting game features, particularly as it won Best Multiplayer Game at the Golden Joystick Awards. Yet it also comes after a Mortal Kombat 1 player was spotted venting their frustrations at a pay-per-view wrestling match, of all places. Here, an audience member held up a sign reading: "Wi-Fi Filter please!!! Mr. Boon".
The sign had the desired effect because it definitely got Ed Boon's attention. Once he spotted the sign on Twitter, he gave us an update on when these features will join Mortal Kombat 1, as many fans grow impatient.
"It’s koming soon, I swear!" writes Boon. "Wi-Fi filter and Kross-play! We just gotta make sure they’re solid."
There are not many more details than that to go on right now, other than that we're getting "more info" soon, and that Wi-Fi filter will be with us first. It could be that NetherRealm has already planned the announcement then, and is just waiting to drop it. But we'll have to wait and see.
Mortal Kombat 1 has also been widely criticised for its monetisation, particularly with its skins, which cost $10 a pop. This is more than the cost of a new fighter, which is $7.99.
If you're out of the loop here, a Wi-Fi filter allows players to see who's playing on a wireless connection, and not join a match with them if they so choose. This is a fairly popular request in fighting games, since timing moves perfectly is so important and you don't want to be interrupted by lag that wasn't yourRead more on thegamer.com