Debut of the new fighting game from NetherRealm can be considered a success - as long as we don't mention one of the platforms. However, there is a chance that the abysmal version of Mortal Kombat 1 on Nintendo Switch will be salvaged by the developers.
Ed Boon, head of NetherRealm Studios and one of the fathers of the series, made such a promise in an interview conducted by BBC. The creator assured that MK 1 will receive an update on Nintendo's console, which will remove "many of the problems" plaguing this game release:
"It [Mortal Kombat 1 on Switch - editor's note] will absolutely receive an update, and many of the glitches that have appeared will be addressed in it. Ideally, we would like to release such a version [of MK 1 for Switch - ed. note] that we wanted. However, we have all the problems on the list and they will be fixed. Any that we find unacceptable will absolutely be resolved."
Such a promise was "absolutely" necessary. Mortal Kombat 1 earns good ratings on PC, XSX/S and PS5, but the only two reviews of the Switch version collected on Metacritic are negative. The game costs the same on all platforms, but on Nintendo's platform it runs and looks absolutely abysmal (vide Reddit), even taking into account that Switch does not match the power of the competition's modern consoles.
So it's hardly surprising that buyers of MK 1 version for the device are demanding that the developer not only fix the game, but also make some reparations. The latter has not been mentioned by the devs so far, but Ed Boon has assured that the studio will support Mortal Kombat 1 on Switch, just as it did with the previous installment of the brutal fighting game series.