Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Warner's mishaps on PC, Netherrealm Edition

It's a bit ludicrous that, after Warner released botched PC ports of Batman: Arkham Knight and Mortal Kombat X, and going as far as removing Arkham Knight from stores while it was being patched and issuing an apology to the community, the (current) makers of Mortal Kombat, Netherrealm Studios, who are under the Warner Bros. umbrella nowadays, decided to pull further PC support from Mortal Kombat X.

Like they say... Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me. What incentive is there for PC gamers to buy any Warner Bros. published game anymore? I've got a legit version of MKX, what's there in store for us PC gaming customers when we know we're going to be treated as the bastard child of the gaming community despite being the bulk of it?

It's particularly infuriating because, back in the old days, Midway (the original creators of MK) made a point to be on every platform possible, and yes, this included the IBM PC. One of the four home ports of Mortal Kombat Trilogy was the PC, which was arguably the best one. Mr. Ed Boon seems to be in need of an urgent reality check and stop neglecting a share of the people who helped him become one of the greats of the gaming industry.

As for Warner, this is another PR disaster, a lesser one but dangerous nonetheless.

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