April 14, 2024

Screenshot: WB Video games / Kotaku

Mortal Kombat 1 on the Nintendo Swap isn’t the perfect model of the sport. Gamers have shared quite a few visible bugs, efficiency issues, lengthy loading instances and low res textures in social media posts and boards. And now, a few of them are indignant that an official launch trailer for the Swap model of MK1 appears to indicate footage from the PC model of the sport, not the Swap port, primarily based on a Steam notification pop up that briefly seems in it.

Out now on Xbox, PlayStation, PC and Swap—following a short interval of paid early entryMortal Kombat 1 is the most recent entry within the long-running, tremendous fashionable, and ultra-violent combating recreation franchise. This time round, your entire universe has been rebooted following the occasions of Mortal Kombat 11, therefore the “1” within the title. This new model of the universe options acquainted faces in new roles, a kinda dangerous Megan Fox as Nitara efficiency, and rebooted origin tales for fashionable fighters. And whereas the PC, Xbox and PlayStation ports of MK1 have acquired largely optimistic critiques, the identical can’t be mentioned for the sport’s messy $70 Swap port.

Now, some Mortal Kombat 1 gamers are upset after recognizing a Steam notification in its official Swap launch trailer. Many imagine the visuals and efficiency within the trailer isn’t consultant of the ultimate model of the sport working on precise Swap {hardware}, and the Steam pop up that seems at 1:52 confirms that a minimum of among the footage on this trailer wasn’t captured on a Swap or a Swap dev package. It needs to be famous that the trailer mentions “Footage Not Remaining” at the beginning.

A screenshot of the trailer that shows the Steam pop up in the corner.

The Steam pop-up may be seen briefly within the backside proper nook of the video.
Screenshot: WB Video games / Nintendo / Kotaku

Kotaku reached out to WB Video games and NetherRealm for clarification.

To be clear: A whole lot of trailers you see for video video games embody footage that was captured on a PC or dev package and never the precise console {hardware}. Nonetheless, this occasion is below extra cautious scrutiny because the trailer footage is at-odds with the precise recreation’s efficiency on Swap. And the Steam notification, moreover simply being sloppy, provides away a attainable rationalization for why the sport and trailer don’t match up. The trailer remains to be stay on Nintendo’s Youtube channel as of 12:50 p.m EST on September 20.

The Swap port acquired a lot on-line criticism that Mortal Kombat creator and sequence producer Ed Boon truly responded, telling the BBC that the maligned port will “completely be getting an replace” that may deal with “numerous the issues” seen on-line.

“It will have been excellent for us to have launched the model that we completely wished,” mentioned Boon. “However something that we’re discovering an issue with is on our checklist and goes to be mounted. Something that we see that isn’t acceptable will completely be addressed.”