Mortal Kombat 1 players blast ‘terrible’ Switch port for having ‘PS2 graphics’ | Albiseyler

Carver Fisher

Published: 2023-09-17T18:00:36

Updated: 2023-09-17T18:00:50

Despite not being available on PS4 and Xbox One, Mortal Kombat 1 was released on the incredibly underpowered Nintendo Switch. Those who play it on that console are not happy with the Switch version.

Mortal Kombat 1 is one of the biggest releases of the year, so it’s no surprise that the developers want as many players as possible to get their hands on the game.

However, the Nintendo Switch is an aging piece of hardware already relatively low-end in terms of specs compared to the PS4 and Xbox One. And with MK1 not even coming out for last-gen consoles, fans were understandably worried about how Mortal Kombat 1 would fare on Switch.

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Now that the game has been released, those fears have proven to be justified. Although the game runs at 60 FPS most of the time and is very playable, the graphical and visual glitches did not impress those who bought the game on Switch.

Mortal Kombat 1 players blast Switch version

The Nintendo Switch has a massive install base due to how long the console has been out and how many people have purchased it in that time. However, it also presents a huge challenge for developers who want to put their games on the console despite its aging hardware.

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Some developers have chosen to create versions of their game that require an internet connection and run through the cloud to stream the game to the console instead of being run by the console itself. However, this comes with a level of latency that would make playing a fast-paced fighting game very difficult.

While people are amazed that MK1 runs at 60 FPS most of the time on Switch, the overall graphics quality has left fans of the series wanting.

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AND TikTok by johniibo was forwarded to Twitter and seen by millions, johniibo showed off the game’s somewhat kitschy and low-poly graphics, comparing the visuals to games that came out in the early 2000s.

This TikToker thought the game looked bad, there might have been something really wrong with the Switch he was playing on. Since it looked so bad, he ran the game on another console. However, that didn’t change anything.

In the days since MK1 Early Access was released, even more users have posted clips. Disabling the game’s recording feature on consoles made it difficult for people without capture cards to get high-quality footage. Plenty of people have warned others not to buy this version of the game if they can help it.

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In addition to graphical errors, players reported bugs that affect the actual game and make the Switch version a worse way to play compared to other platforms.

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