NetherRealm Studios’ “Mortal Kombat X” reached the Windows PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 at midnight on Tuesday, but the PC version of the 10th main installment of the series is causing players – and developer NetherRealm and publisher Warner Bros. Interactive – a lot of headaches.
Many reports on Steam forums, Reddit and Twitter show a rough launch for the fighting game. “Mortal Kombat X” is currently experiencing a number of crashes and stability issues that seem to only plague the PC version.
Players are frustrated that when they attempt to access menu options, the game crashes back to desktop. Even the one-player mode is experiencing errors and bugs.
â€” Kevin Mitchell (@Samus4145) April 14, 2015
â€” Maverick Gamers (@MaverickGamersX) April 14, 2015
#MortalKombatX PC version still broken. $60 menu simulator. BEST GAME 10/10 BEST GAME
â€” Zengar △ (@Zengar) April 14, 2015
Many believe the reason for the crashes is the way the game handles downloads. The game files don’t download fully like other games. Only about 3GB of files download at first, granting players access to early parts of the campaign. The rest of the files are separated into 23 packs that are installed later. Those downloads never start, and players are ending up with 3GB of useless files.
This is the first time Steam has used this type of download system, and it looks like it will need some improvements before another major game launch.