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Mortal Kombat 11 Switch, beta, and cross-play info detailed

Mortal Kombat 11 is shaping up to be as brutal and fun as its predecessors, and as the the game gets closer to its release date even more news makes the game’s future sound solid.

Over the past few days, Mortal Kombat 11’s Nintendo Switch port team has been revealed to be Shiver Entertainment. While they don’t exactly have the Switch port background that teams like Panic Button have, they seem like a good enough studio to do the game justice on Nintendo’s mobile hardware.

The Switch port will surely contain many of the downgrades we’re accustomed to seeing in Nintendo Switch versions of multi-platform games. We’ll likely see significantly lower resolutions, lower quality anti-aliasing, muddier textures, and less detail overall. But if Shiver Entertainment can make the right amount of compromise between graphics and performance, Mortal Kombat 11 could end up being as solid as a port as games like Doom on Switch.

The Switch’s port may also have another feature going for it though in the likes of cross-play.

As of now, cross-play support isn’t confirmed by any means, but NetherRealm has stated that they are looking into it. According to WccfTech, NetherRealm doesn’t have any details to discuss, but they hope to support the service at some point in the game’s future.

Speculations surrounding cross-play have sparked thanks to the game’s usage of the Unreal 4 engine. The Unreal 4 engine will support Epic’s new cross-play features that are rolling out throughout 2019.

If you’ve pre-ordered Mortal Kombat 11, you’ll get access to the beta. If you pre-ordered the game physically you will receive a code before the beta begins that you can redeem for access to the beta. Those who have pre-ordered digitally already have access to the game’s beta in March.

If you haven’t received your code along with your physical copy pre-order, make sure to give your retailer a call to clear up any questions about receiving the code.

The Mortal Kombat 11 beta will only be available to player on PS4 and Xbox One platforms (which is a shame for PC and Switch players). While the code can be redeemed now, the beta will not be available to download until release.

Mortal Kombat 11’s beta hits consoles on March 28.

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