This weekend, news surfaced that Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition has been taken off of various stores, with online functionality also shut down.
Surprised it was still online.
Physical wins again, RIP online mode though
??? What does that have to do with anything?
Did you completely miss the part where it was taken off digital stores?
You made it seem digital copies won't work or something
Exactly, digital is still available to download again if you bought it and sp modes. Its not like anyone (000.01%) of people actually want a physical or digital copy of a 2011 game.
Did you completely miss the part where online modes are shut down regardless of whether it was a physical or digital purchase?
you can still download it if you own it ...
I already know, I own it on Steam and PS Vita digitally. But for anyone wanting to buy it now, they'd need a physical copy for PS3/360/PS Vita, or maybe an already existing Steam key, I guess
its not like physical copies stay in stores forever ... i don't really get your point then
zahdab Literally if you dont already own it, stores (And used sources like ebay) are your only option now. If not for physical copies existing literally not a single person who doesnt own it would ever be able to buy it again. Imagine if it were a digital only release (there are plenty of them). Gone, Lost to history. This is exactly what publishers would love to become normal- Because believe me they'll release it on another platform in a couple more years as a retro title and you'll be re-buying it. All it will take is to include a new halfass mode or run at a different resolution and its a unique product.
Because no one 10 years from now will want to play it. Oh wait......
Physical Copy WINS! Bwahahahah
You can still reinstall it and play offline from your digital copy. Do you think anyone is moaning at no option to buy digital or physical in 2020 from 2011 title? No didn't think so. Don't message back with the usual physical BS either, I've heard it all b4.
"My physical copy got snapped or scratched, I'll just buy and download it digitally to play it again...oh wait, this is BS that's no longer an option" Some people buy games in their own time, not everyone has to buy stuff on day one.
If you go back and play MK9 and MKX you'll realize how much of a fast and fierce fighter it really was. MK11 is so dumbed down, slow and simple that It lost that hardcore edge. I really miss MK9 and X.
I hope this means there is a remaster or updated version coming. I really liked the 2011 Mortal Kombat! I certainly hope it's not some attempt to erase the game.
Don’t worry, It’ll be on the upcoming WB launcher.
This is why a digital future is bad.
You can just torrent the PC version and play single player LOL. Companies can pull games all they want it will always be there to torrent they can't do crap about it. I laugh when I see stories like this. Shame about the online portion but at least you can keep it, doing it my way XD
And this was the exact thing we always said about Roms, once its not possible to buy the game new in a store, and only used in physical form publishers and devs get no new income from the used circulating copies. In the digital era they want to take games designed 20 or 30 years ago and keep making money per copy sold, and they want to take it away if you already have it and sell it back to you. This is exactly why I support downloading old software and ROMs- even if not everyone agrees. The other reason is price gouging because of the Youtube collector bullshit where someone makes a video about a Saturn game and next thing you know over the next 5 years it snowballs into a relatively common and available game costing 50-300 dollars - when its not even likely getting played just hoarded.
I def agree. They can pull the digital game you bought and you can't play it anymore. But if you torrent it then you can even make a physical copy with a disc or just store it on your drive. :D
Doesn’t make for a compelling argument to go all Digital. Could they at least warn consumers before they take it down or at least convey it to media outlets so somehow the public can become aware, y’know, so they can have a fu**ing chance to buy it before it’s scalped to death on eBay?
The last good MK game.
I hope this means a remaster is incoming but honestly who knows.
Sigh. Who the hell cares if there is a remaster- its not a good reason to take down an old game. If the remaster is afraid of losing market share to an OLD game its a bad sign for the remaster- If anything youd think it would help keep the sales for the one they took down going because of interest in the franchise but..... again not a great sign.
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