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Is Mortal Kombat 1 Coming to Xbox Game Pass?

The excitement is building among gamers as they eagerly await the release of Mortal Kombat 1. With its thrilling fighting moves and intense action, many are wondering if the game will be available on Xbox Game Pass, one of the most popular and well-loved subscription services in the gaming world.

The fighting game genre has been gaining popularity, especially after the success of Street Fighter 6 in 2023. And in 2024, Tekken 8 is set to launch, further fueling the anticipation for Mortal Kombat 1.

NetherRealm, the studio behind Mortal Kombat 1, faces tough competition in the gaming market. However, if they choose to make their game available on Game Pass, it could potentially be a major success.

Unfortunately, as of now, there is no official confirmation or hint from Microsoft or NetherRealm Studios regarding Mortal Kombat 1 being included in Xbox Game Pass. There are two key indicators that suggest the game is not available on the platform. First, Microsoft has not made any official announcements or showcased the game in their videos. Second, the Microsoft Store page for Mortal Kombat 1 does not display the Game Pass symbol, which typically indicates its compatibility with the subscription service.

The exact reasons behind the game's absence on Game Pass are uncertain. It could be due to legal issues or strategic decisions made by the company. Nevertheless, fans who were hoping to play Mortal Kombat 1 on Xbox with Game Pass may feel disappointed by its absence.

However, the world of gaming is ever-changing. While the game may not be available on Xbox Game Pass currently, there is a possibility that it could be added in the future, just like Mortal Kombat 11 was. So, while it may not be immediate, there remains hope that the game will eventually make its way to the subscription service.

Mortal Kombat 1 is scheduled for release on September 19, 2023, with early access available on September 14 for those who purchase special versions of the game. It will be playable on PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X|S. Unfortunately, it will not be compatible with PS4 and Xbox One. Surprisingly, Mortal Kombat 1 will also be released on Nintendo Switch, making it a complete game for the platform. Shiver Entertainment, Saber Interactive, and NetherRealm are collaborating on the Nintendo Switch version, while QLOC is working on the PC version.

Overall, while the availability of Mortal Kombat 1 on Xbox Game Pass remains uncertain, gamers can still look forward to its upcoming release on various platforms. Only time will tell if the game will eventually find its way to the popular subscription service.

Sources: GameEmpress (screenshot), Microsoft Store.