Will Mortal Kombat 1 Come to PS4?

Mortal Kombat 1 on PS4
Credit: NetherRealm Studios

Mortal Kombat 1 on PS4
Credit: NetherRealm Studios

Mortal Kombat 1 is the next evolution in NetherRealm Studios' iconic franchise. Revamping the system mechanics by turning the series into an assist fighter, last-gen console users are wondering if they'll be able to play MK1 on PlayStation 4.

A version of MK1 was released on Nintendo Switch, a relatively weak system, especially compared to current-gen consoles like the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S/X, giving us as a result a very underwhelming version of MK1. Fans pleading for Mortal Kombat to be on PS4 have solid grounds to believe a last-gen version could be conceived.

So, let's answer your most burning question - Is Mortal Kombat 1 coming to PS4?

Will Mortal Kombat 1 be on PS4?

While yes, Mortal Kombat 1 will be optimised for Nintendo Switch just like Mortal Kombat 11, the previous title in the franchise was, there are no plans to bring MK1 to PlayStation 4 or any other last-gen consoles as of right now.

Mortal Kombat 1 on PS4
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Credit: NetherRealm Studios
Bad news for PS4 users

NetherRealm Studios developed the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S/X versions of Mortal Kombat 1. The PC version of the game was developed by QLOC, while Shiver Entertainment and Saber Interactive joined forces for the Nintendo Switch version.

Why is MK1 on Switch and not on PS4?

Mortal Kombat 11 sold over 15 million copies worldwide as of April 2023, and while we don't have an exact number for how many of those were Switch copies, NetherRealm was reportedly happy with the performance of the port, with fans praising how incredibly well optimised it was.

It stands to reason that NetherRealm would make an effort to get MK1 running on the Switch. However, the MK1 Switch version is hilariously bad, with plenty of bugs and awful graphics. So, we don't expect MK1 to experience the same success that MK11 did.

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Credit: IGN

Sadly, the main development team has moved on from previous generation consoles, which means Mortal Kombat 1 is unlikely to ever come out to PlayStation 4. Perhaps this is actually a good thing, taking into consideration how bad the game was for Switch.

But hey, never say never, since the PS4 install-base is still huge, and the teams working on Mortal Kombat ports in the past have proven to be incredible at making certain compromises while still delivering a quality product on inferior hardware. There is still a small chance that Mortal Kombat 1 will come to PS4 in the future.

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