Is Mortal Kombat 1 coming to Xbox Game Pass?

Andrew Highton
shang tsung walking out of fire in mortal kombat 1

Mortal Kombat 1 is the next-generation entry to one of the biggest fighting game franchises out there. That being said, it is reasonable to wonder if it will be available as part of the Xbox Game Pass, just like any other game In the market. As it happens, we have an answer for you. 

Xbox Game Pass has become extremely popular in the current day and age. This is because it offers a huge library of games at a fairly reasonable monthly price. While this is true for every studio owned by Microsoft, it is not the case with independent studios.

NetherRealm Studios is one of the biggest names in the world of fighting games and Mortal Kombat 1 is their latest title. However, what separates it from Street Fighter and Tekken, is that this game offers a massive chunk of content for casual players, especially in the form of single-player modes.

So, here is all you need to know on whether Mortal Kombat 1 will be available on Xbox Game Pass or not.

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Will Mortal Kombat 1 be on Xbox Game Pass?

The straightforward answer at this moment is, unfortunately, no; Mortal Kombat 1 isn’t coming to Xbox Game Pass.

Despite the resounding appeal from the gaming community, there is no official confirmation or even a hint from either Microsoft or NetherRealm that Mortal Kombat 1 will be heading to the Xbox Game Pass library.

Two telltale signs of its absence are that its arrival on Xbox Game Pass hasn’t been stated by Microsoft or advertised in the game’s trailers. Also, the game’s page on the Microsoft Store does not have the traditional Game Pass ticket earmarking its eligibility.

The reasons behind Mortal Kombat 1’s absence from the paid service could be numerous. It could be related to licensing issues or perhaps other business decisions. While we can’t know these intricacies for sure, the absence of Mortal Kombat 1 is undeniably disappointing for fans hoping to soak in the brutal combat from the comfort of their Xbox consoles and Game Pass subscriptions.

As is the nature of the gaming industry, changes can occur at any time. Despite the current lack of the title on Xbox Game Pass, it’s possible that future negotiations could result in its addition. After all, Mortal Kombat 11 eventually arrived on the service, meaning MK1 could as well – just not on day one.

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