Never one to go down the usual boring route of a direct announcement, Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon is having a little fun with his Twitter followers once again with a post that appears to hint at a PC release for Mortal Kombat XL. The Tweet, which you can see below, shows a picture of what looks like a motherboard with the caption “Maybe we should Karry eXtra Long People who Care?”
Unless Boon has suddenly forgotten how capitalization works, the message appears to contain a sly hint that the definitive version of Mortal Kombat X is very much coming to PC; picking out the capitalized letters leaves one with ‘MKXL PC.’ How clever.
Maybe we should Karry eXtra Long People who Care? pic.twitter.com/rvq6spBojz
— Ed Boon (@noobde) August 22, 2016
Despite having received a glowing reception when it released last year on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC, the gore-centric beat ’em up was plagued with poor server stability for online multiplayer and even saw the proposed Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions completely scrapped due to concerns over quality.
In regards to the PC version however, developer NetherRealm Studios were forced to pull a patch for it after it was discovered to inadvertently cause total save data wipes. Not exactly a good selling point. Presumably because of those previous issues, PC players never saw the release of the Kombat Pack 2 add-on, which introduced new characters Leatherface, Xenomorph, Triborg and Bo’ Rai Cho into the mix.
Assuming Boon’s Tweet is in fact confirmation of a Mortal Kombat XL PC version (and it very much looks like that’s the case), then we’re curious as to what suddenly prompted the studio to give the platform another go. We’ll be keeping our eyes out for more news on the topic, so stay tuned.