Since the reveal of Mortal Kombat 11, fans have been excited to finally get their hands on the game when it releases in April this year. From what has been shown of the game so far, it seems that the world’s most popular fighter will once again give fans the gory, bloody and exhilarating combat they’ve come to expect from the franchise. For those that are looking to pre-order the game, and who are on the fence about which platform to buy, might be a surprise to see that Mortal Kombat 11 is a lot cheaper on Steam than on consoles.
While it is no secret that PC games, especially when buying from Steam, are mostly cheaper than their console counterparts, it’s surprising to see just how much cheaper Mortal Kombat 11 is. It’s widely known that these price differences are attributed to all sorts of licencing and royalty fees that developers and publishers have to pay to Sony and Microsoft for distributing games on their systems.
And while this is probably the case here, it’s quite shocking to see that Mortal Kombat 11 is currently priced at R335.00 for the standard edition and R549.00 for the premium edition on Steam. That’s a lot cheaper compared to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, where the Standard edition costs around R1069.00 and the Premium edition costs R1479.00.
That’s a huge difference in price and will no doubt see many gamers who own both a PC and console gravitating towards the PC version of the game. And why wouldn’t they, especially in this economy? For the rest of us though who game on consoles, we’ll just have to make do with the more expensive version of the game.
It seems that Mortal Kombat 11 will be worth the price of admission. It’s just unfortunate that that price is so much higher for console gamers than PC gamers. These price discrepancies have been a thorn in console gamers’ sides for years, making us wonder if Sony and Microsoft shouldn’t try and restructure their pricing in order to make it more appealing.
What are your thoughts on this? Does the price differences effect on which platform you purchase your games?