The Steam forums are lighting up with complaints about serious problems with the PC version of Mortal Kombat X, relating to an experimental download system.

As far as I can tell, NetherRealm opted for a new method of distributing the game which would allow people to play it while still downloading other portions. In theory this would mean a smaller initial download (3GB) followed by another 20-some “DLC” chunks.

Unfortunately, this doesn’t seem to have worked out according to plan. Based on player reports from the Mortal Kombat X discussion hub, it sounds as if large portions of the game remain missing – even after all of the segments have apparently been downloaded. People are talking about not being able to access the majority of features in the game.

Something has clearly gone badly awry, and NetherRealm say they are “aware” of the issue and “working closely with Steam to resolve it.”

Whether this whole thing was a botch job on NetherRealm or Steam’s end isn’t entirely clear, but until the two parties manage to resolve it there’s not much players can do but sit tight. And maybe play whichever parts of Mortal Kombat X are currently available.

This is the page to keep an eye on for further updates, though I’d imagine that once the issue is resolved you’ll notice the game downloading some more data on Steam.

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