If grabbing the reins of Alien’s Xenomorph, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre’s Leatherface, fist master boozebag Bo Rai Cho and/or brand new Kombatant Tri-Borg in Mortal Kombat X seemed a feat too good to be true, that’s because, unfortunately, it was. Today, Warner Bros confirmed the Kombat Pack 2 won’t be heading to PC; nor will the now console-exclusive, all-the-DLC trimmings edition Mortal Kombat XL.
That’s rubbish news. Console yourself with the upcoming PC games that ARE heading our way this year.
It was just last week that we got a glimpse of Xenomorph et al’s moves in the recent Kombat Pack 2 trailer but, alas, it’s not to be for us PC dwellers. Speaking on the Mortal Kombat fan forum Test Your Might, NetherRealm’s community specialist Tyler Lansdown confirmed that both XL and the Kombat Pack 2 will not be coming to PC.
Lansdown’s limited statement reads: “Mortal Kombat XL and Kombat Pack 2 will available [sic] on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One only.”
Besides a deeper look at Kombat Pack 2, last week also saw NetherRealm announce Mortal Kombat X was in-line for a new and improved netcode. Perhaps tellingly, with hindsight on our side, the ongoing beta for such was reserved for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One players.
After reaching out to Warner Bros, we received similar confirmation that Mortal Kombat XL and Kombat Pack 2 won’t be heading to PC by way of an identical statement. We'll update as and when we hear more.
As for why? The base game's PC port, courtesy of High Voltage Software, wasn’t without it’s issues - certain hiccups forced Warner Bros to sincerely apologise - but is that enough to merit dropping DLC? I wouldn’t have thought so. At this stage it seems like an odd choice, so your guess is as good as ours.