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author: Adrian Werner

Mortal Kombat 11 Scores Best Debut in Series' History

The launch of Mortal Kombat 11 was a great success. The game boasts the best debut in the history of the cycle. We also learned that the devs intend to support and expand the project over the next few years.

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Players stormed shops to get Mortal Kombat 11.
MK11 LAUNCH IN A NUTSHELL:
  1. Best launch in the history of the franchise.
  2. The best American debut in the publisher's history.
  3. Plans to develop the game over the coming years.

Two days ago, Mortal Kombat 11, the latest installment in the popular series by NetherRealm studio, was released. We already know that the production is a great success. David Haddad, the president of Warner Bros. Interactive, the publisher of the game, boasted that MK11 made the most successful launch in the history of the franchise.

To top it off, in the first day after the release, Mortal Kombat 11 sold better on the American market than any other game by this publisher. Unfortunately, no concrete figures have been given. Estimates from the subscriber version of the SteamSpy show that the PC version has already found 225 thousand buyers. On the other hand, Steam Charts says that in the peak moment of the day of the release, the title was played by 27,000 concurrent PC players.

Given the success of the game, it's not particularly surprising that the developers have plans to support the game for a long time. David Haddad clearly stated that NetherRealm is going to develop Mortal Kombat 11 for a long time.

MK11 was released on April 23rd for the PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. The game received a good reception, and the PS4 version currently has an average rating of 83% according to Metacritic.

However, the game's launch wasn't all without controversies. The developers were criticized for the poorly implemented development system, which requires a tedious grind in the single player modes. It even seems that the authors deliberately designed it in such a way as to "encourage" the use of microtransactions.

  1. Official website of the game
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