You’ll need to pay for Mortal Kombat X multiplayer

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Earlier this week, we told you that you may not need PlayStation Plus or Xbox Live Gold to play Mortal Kombat X’s adversarial multiplayer when the game is released in April. The news came courtesy of Shaun Himmerick, the executive producer on MKX. Responding to a fan question, he said that PlayStation Plus and Xbox Live were “not needed for any feature.” Turns out that’s not the case.

It turns out that he was mistaken, and responded to the wrong questions with the wrong answers. What he really meant was that there would be not platform exclusive content. He’s since deleted the offending, misleading tweets to help clear all of that up.

Unfortunately, it does mean that you won’t be able to get your Mortal Kombat X multiplayer on without a subscription to either PlayStation Plus or Xbox Live Gold. The PS3 and PC versions should still have free multiplayer though, so if that is your primary concern, those’d be the platforms you want NetherRealm’s latest brawler on.

The game is out in April – on the same day GTA V for PC is out –  and we’re needlessly excited for it.  I love the variations system that essentially makes each character play like 3 – and the fact that it’s faster and more fluid than its clunkier predecessors. We’re apparently going to see a demonstration of the game’s brutalities later on today too, so keep an eye out for that.

Last Updated: February 26, 2015

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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