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Mortal Kombat XL may be koming to PC

Despite statements to the kontrary, NetherRealm and WB may be gearing up to bring MKX's X-panded edition to Steam.

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Series kreator Ed Boon, known for dropping teases and hints prior to reveals, sent out a tweet leading many fans to believe Mortal Kombat XL— a game-of-the-year-type bundling MKX and its DLC—will kome to PC sooner rather than later.

"Maybe we should Karry eXtra Long People who Care?" reads his tweet, accompanied by an image of a circuit board. Kombined, the kapitalized letters in his inquiry spell out MKXL PC.

Adding fuel to the fire, SteamDB kontains a listing for MKXL Enhanced Online Beta. The beta is actually available on MKX's Steam page, and will remain up until August 29, next Monday, at 10am Pacific / 1pm Eastern.

PC players have been waiting for redemption since Mortal Kombat X launched on Steam alongside Xbox One and PS4 versions in April 2015. NetherRealm used a new installation system that was supposed to let players jump into the game after a certain amount of files had been preinstalled. Instead, the system restricted many from installing it at all. Those who managed to get into the game encountered myriad issues from krashes to a patch that erased saved data.

As a result, WB and NetherRealm appeared to declare the PC release a wash. Only one DLC pack was released, while Xbox One and PS4 got a second, as well as MKXL earlier this year.

To make matters worse, MKX was one of two troubled PC ports published by WB in 2015. In June, Batman: Arkham Knight released in nearly as poor a state, leading Rocksteady and WB to eventually pull it from Steam until the fall, when it was re-released with DLC.

PC players dared to get their hopes up last month when Ed Boon ran a Twitter poll asking what fans wanted to see from NetherRealm. A PC version of MKXL took 48 percent of the 10,000+ votes, prompting Boon to respond.

"Looks like you guys really want a PC MKXL and some character love/buffs! We hear ya!"

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David L. Craddock writes fiction, nonfiction, and grocery lists. He is the author of the Stay Awhile and Listen series, and the Gairden Chronicles series of fantasy novels for young adults. Outside of writing, he enjoys playing Mario, Zelda, and Dark Souls games, and will be happy to discuss at length the myriad reasons why Dark Souls 2 is the best in the series. Follow him online at davidlcraddock.com and @davidlcraddock.

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