Mortal Kombat 11 producer says Switch version is “really fantastic”, Shiver working on the port
Mortal Kombat 11 might be one of the more surprising third-party Switch announcements in recent memory. The series has been absent on Nintendo platforms for well over a decade, as Armageddon came to Wii back in 2007.
Mortal Kombat 11 producer Trevor Traub was recently asked about the Switch version, to which he stated:
“I actually really like the Switch build. I like the Joy-Con controller more than I thought. We’re trying to reach as many people as we possibly can. So we’re going to take that opportunity.”
Traub was further asked about how Mortal Kombat 11 will be downgraded on Switch without compromising on the frame rate. To that, he said some geometry has been reduced, though the game is still “really fantastic.” We also learn that Shiver is porting Mortal Kombat 11 to Switch.
Traub’s full words:
“There are special geometry reductions that happen to make it work on the Switch. The end product is actually really fantastic. We’re actually not developing it in house; it’s being developed by Shiver Studios. They’re developing it at the same time as us so it’s sort of a co-development. There is no lead SKU.
I can’t wait because I play on Xbox but I will have the Switch version too for practice.”