Zombiegamer has not yet played the brand new Mortal Kombat, but it seems some fans are experiencing issues with the inconsistent nature of online multiplayer. The good folks at TheSixthAxis managed to grab an official statement off the Mortal Kombat site [registered members only] regarding the matter.
NetherRealm Studios and Warner Bros. released an official statement which reads as follows:
Thank you for supporting Mortal Kombat! Due to the overwhelmingly positive reception to the game, Mortal Kombat has millions of online matches being initiated worldwide every day, and we have run into some unanticipated technical issues.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and NetherRealm Studios are aware of the issues with the online gameplay – specifically with “King of the Hill” and Ranked 1 v. 1 matches – and we want to assure our fans that we are focused on resolving online issues ASAP.
We have added a “Technical Issues” section to our forum so please be sure to let us know what issues you are having so we can address those as soon as possible.
Users will begin seeing improvements in online play over the course of the next two weeks. In the meantime please note that none of this will impact the single-player or offline multiplayer experience, and we greatly appreciate your patience!
So if you are experiencing problems, hold tight.