The release of Mortal Kombat 11 is one of the most familiar moments in the gaming industry this spring. Continuation of the cult "Mortal Kombat", which is being developed by the fathers of the series, led by old Ed Boone, how can something go wrong? It turned out - maybe. Although the first ratings of Mortal Kombat 11 from the press please with high scores, players and fans of the series are furiously indignant about one of the main problems of modern games - microtransactions.
Western critics greeted the game positively, praising the abundance of new modes and a spectacular storyline campaign, but they separately note that pumping and earning awards in MK11 will require iron patience from players. Or, to put it more simply, the conditions of the game are so unfair that they seem to push players to purchase improvements for real money.
Of course, the developers did not like the approach of many players. As a result, we can see how Mortal Kombat 11's user rating on Metacritic rushes to zero. Players usually accompany their own assessments either with lamentations about transactions, or note that Mortal Kombat 11 was an excellent game, if not for one huge "but" - microtransactions.
The indignation of players and a number of journalists had an effect - in a recent stream, the developers from NetherRealm have already confirmed that they are finalizing the balance system, reducing the need to spend on the purchase of microtron transactions in MK11. The developers separately noted that changes should not be expected in a future patch, the game balance will be adjusted on the fly. Mortal Kombat 11 will likely increase the quality of challenge rewards, which should reduce player frustration.
Microtransactions and the desire of developers to introduce paid items into games for $ 60 are already commonplace in the gaming industry. But is friendly monetization possible in games? We have considered this issue in a separate article.
The Topic of Article: Mortal Kombat 11 Scandalous Launch: First Estimates, Microtransactions and Metacritic War.