Thankfully Mortal Kombat 11’s microtransactions won’t be pay-to-win, according to a recent interview NetherRealms’ Ed Boon did with YouTuber Angry Joe. Boon spoke about the game where he was asked about the game’s microtransactions, and while he could not go into detail, he was quoted as saying, “We can’t get into specifics of it yet, but you won’t be angry.”
This was echoed once again in an interview with GameSpot where he told the publication, “Well, I guess you know, we absolutely divorced gameplay from any kind of advantages you could get. We really wanted to have it so you can’t buy your way to a better character. And honestly, for this game, we’re veering away from [that], we’re not gonna have loot boxes or anything like that.”
We expect more details will be revealed soon enough in the future, and hopefully they will be fair. Mortal Kombat 11 is currently set for a release on the 23rd of April, 2019 where it will be playable on the PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch, although the beta will be exclusive to the PS4 and Xbox One.