Mortal Kombat X Aiming For 1080p, 60fps

By Ishaan . June 9, 2014 . 9:00am

Like previous Mortal Kombat games, Mortal Kombat X will run on a modified version of Unreal Engine 3. Series co-creator Ed Boon confirmed this over Twitter this past weekend.


In response to a fan asking whether Mortal Kombat X runs on Unreal 3 or Unreal 4, Boon replied: “Using our highly self-customized version of Unreal 3. 60fps 1080p!”


Which platforms Boon was referring to when he made this statement is unknown.


Boon also said over Twitter that it is unlikely one will see God of War’s Kratos make another guest appearance in the game. “He was awesome in MK9 but we dont wanna repeat,” Boon said in reply to a fan.


More information on Mortal Kombat X will be available this week at E3.

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  • Brimfyre

    To quote the late Shane Bettenhausen, “It’s nice to want things.”

  • aizen310

    The Mortal Kombat reboot was already 60 fps @ 1080p on PS3. It’s nice to know they aren’t gonna downgrade the game’s visuals though.

    • Death Metal

      Hmm, I think it was 720p for both PS3 and 360. Do you have a reliable source for that? I don’t have for mine, but I am suggesting that because very few games were capable of 1080p60 last gen and as I recall MK wasn’t on that list.

      • aizen310

        Both my TV and FullHD monitor says so.

        If the PS3 version of FF13 was able to display [email protected], MK9 should be (and is) a piece of cake @60fps. Metro: Last Light also [email protected] on PS3. As is Bleach: Soul Resurreccion.

        But I can give you a photo of that, if you’re so into this :D

        • Death Metal

          Please don’t take it on offence, I don’t mean to say you are lying. I was just interested myself. I only have the 360 version of MK, and while it displays at 1080p on my TV, I know that *every* game will display at that resolution on the 360 because of its internal upscaler, which is very competent, by the way. I got Soul Resurrection on PS3; will put it later on to confirm too.

          Thanks, I guess.

          • aizen310

            Didn’t take it as an offence, no harm done :D

            This stuff about upscaling… I don’t know. All I know is my TV says 1080p, my monitor says 1920×1080. Most of my games says 720p or 1280×720, that’s why I’m confident that these games are not upscaled games (except Metro: Last Light. I think that one is upscaled by it’s software, not by my console/TV/monitor, because you can clearly see the difference between that game and other 1080p games, Bleach and MK are crystal clear, while in Metro:LL, pixels are visible around the edges more and are a little “blurred” due to AA).

            Now I have to say, you are obviously not wrong. Many games don’t even use 720p. For starters, games like Red Dead Redemption or Assassin’s Creed use a lower internal resolution than 720p, PS3’s (and X360’s) hardware renders them in 720p. Most of these games even have software AA applied. There is a site about this stuff. Check it out, interesting stuff.

            (You can find the list of games in the second post.)

          • Death Metal

            Oh cool, actually I was aware of that list long ago, but didn’t have the link anymore. Thanks for bringing it up!

            Anyway, see the entry for MK on PS3:

            Mortal Kombat 9 = 1280×720 (edge blur filter), one of the levels appears to be 680p. 1/2×1/2 transparencies, 960×720 in 3D mode

            Same on 360:

            Mortal Kombat 9 = 1280×720 (edge blur filter)

            So I guess I recalled right. It is strange that it would not switch the resolution to 720p on your TV, though. Must be some configuration thing or something, maybe. All my PS3 games do switch the TV res to 720p when it’s not Full HD. Oh, and you are right about Soul Ressurrection though: I tested it and it is 1080p indeed :D (it is also not present in that list, btw).

          • aizen310

            I use a regular HDMI for my TV. The TV is capable of displaying 1080p, so I just switched my XMB to that resolution. Though, I mainly use my PC monitor for PS3 gaming. For my monitor, I use a DVI-HDMI cable, but the settings are the same in the PS3.

            Basically, what Boon said is that MKX will be developed at real 1080p in mind? That’s why I’m getting confused. Internal resolution and render resolution are two different things. If Boon is talking about internal resolution, that would be one hell of stress on the PS3. However, with render resolution it can still look pretty while Boon and co. can make some shortcuts graphically.

            But now you’ve made me doubt myself. I’m definitely gonna check out MK9 today. Either the cutscenes or the fights, but I swear to God it said 1080p (obviously, we’re talking about render res. here).
            I have the base MK9, not the Komplete Kollection, just for the record.

          • aizen310

            Here’s the proof. The game is on my FullHD monitor. Truth to be told, the game really looks like an upscaled game (or when you just set 1920×1080 for a PC game, that runs on medium graphical settings… I hope it made sense). Well, it’s still something. MKX for next-gen will be 1080p, no doubt about it, but for last gen… I’m sure it’ll get the same treatment as MK9.

  • John Hayabusa

    I am hoping that the PC version will be a good port this time, not like the ones from MK9 and Injustice. Anyway, I am looking forward to see the E3 demo.

  • ER_Mac3

    Orchid as guest character on Xbox One please. Btw, Boon says there’s still some news for today! And after Microsoft conference, I’m REALLY excited about this E3. Waiting for Sony now!

    • ThirdChildZKI

      Personally, after seeing what became of Soul Calibur, I’d like to see fighting games move away from the gimmick of featuring guest characters. Many of these series (that are still around and being handled right) are fully capable of standing on their own merits without having to be reduced to “the fighting game with [X] guest character in it.”

      Seriously, if SC6 were announced right now, I’m sure the first question would be “what are the guest characters in it”, and this before “will [series legacy character] be back in the game?”

      I do not wish to see MK go this route. Not when they already made a strong comeback.

      • ER_Mac3

        Yeah, I understand what you’re saying, and I’d rather be free of these guests chars too. But since I’m quite sure that this will happen, I hope they work on a nice character instead of bringing a WB/DC char…
        I gotta be honest though. After looking at the new characters, it’s impossible not to see a STRONG DC influence already, and a huge gap between the characters and the MK identity, in the trailer it felt like Injustice and not MK.
        But maybe it’s just a matter of getting used to them xDD Can’t wait to see the bios and their origins. The Grundy-like guy is probably from Netherrealm, as for the other two. No idea LOL

      • aizen310

        MK already went that route.
        MK9 on PS3 exclusively featured Kratos from God of War.

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