MK9 players celebrate Xbox backwards compatibility

Both Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe and Mortal Kombat 9 are now backwards compatible on Xbox Series X / S, and fans are celebrating it on Reddit.

Xbox-360 era Mortal Kombat titles like the 2008s Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe and the 2011s Mortal Kombat 9 is now fully backward compatible with the Xbox Series X / S, and fans of fighting games are celebrating all over the internet. Microsoft announced an updated list of over 70 old Xbox games that can now be played on the latest Xbox hardware, ranging from classics like Max Payne 3 and Star Wars: Jedi Knight 2 to strange, obscure gemstones like 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand.

As the title suggests, Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe hollowed out MK pillars like Liu Kang and Scorpion against people like Batman and Superman in an unexpected crossover clash. Although the game has long been under control Mortal Kombat fans because of its toned-down violence and teenage assessment, Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe would eventually be met with decent sales figures and serve as a sort of preview for NetherRealm’s later entry into the world of DC Comics with Injustice series. Meanwhile, 2011’s Mortal Kombat 9 was a restart of the protracted MK the series, which received high praise as a return to the form of the series after some of the more divisive entries of the mid-2000s. Despite both of these Mortal Kombat titles that have their fair share of fans, and playing them in the console generations after their original game on the Xbox 360 proved to be a challenge. Only Mortal Kombat 9 was available for purchase on Steam in recent years, and even that would eventually be removed by 2020.

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Now fans who own an Xbox Series X / S system can play the original Xbox 360 versions Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe and Mortal Kombat 9 thanks to both titles being added to the Xbox Series X’s backward compatibility list. To celebrate this news, Mortal Kombat just like fans like ILLPLEASA have posted on Reddit to express how excited they are that these classic titles are now so readily available for the first time in years. Reddit user Chicagogospel even posted a screenshot of Mortal Kombat 9 are being installed on their Xbox Series X, though others have experienced technical issues because the updated list of backward-compatible Xbox titles was only implemented yesterday.

This is definitely an exciting time too Mortal Kombat fans as the series has been taken to new heights over the last few years thanks to the success of 2017 Mortal Kombat 11 – which has managed to sell over 12 million copies worldwide. NetherRealm has suggested that it is currently starting to work on the long-awaited Mortal Kombat 12 as its next big fighting game project, and fans are already wondering which characters will be on the list after the status quo damaging events of the last game.

In the meantime, Mortal Kombat fans can now jump back in Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe and Mortal Kombat 9 thanks to the updated backward compatibility functionality of the Xbox Series X / S. Both of these titles represent a turning point for Mortal Kombat franchise, and fans could not be more excited to relive the crossover obstacles that completed the original MK story or the time-traveling adventure that restarted the saga.

Next: MK11 on Xbox Game Pass apparently teased by official account

Source: ILLPLEASA / Reddit, Chicagogospel / Reddit

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