NetherRealm Studios has recently disclosed the system requirements for its upcoming game, Mortal Kombat 1. Set to release in September, Mortal Kombat 1 promises to be both a reboot and a sequel, exciting fans worldwide. The game, now with a Steam page, showcases system requirements that are not too steep and highlights the era of 100GB game installations.
Fighting games have traditionally targeted a 60fps frame rate, which keeps their system demands at a reasonable level. Mortal Kombat 1's requirements—8GB of RAM and a GTX 1080 Ti or Radeon RX 5700 XT on the Recommended tier—appear to follow this trend. It should be noted that the game demands 100GB of available storage space, marking its entry into the list of games with large installation sizes.
With game installations growing over time, Mortal Kombat 1's 100GB requirement is a far cry from the modest 20GB needed for Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition a decade ago. Mortal Kombat 11 also occupied a similar amount of space, largely due to its 4K cinematics and numerous cosmetic features.
While the Steam page does not specify targeted resolution or frame rate, the system requirements for Mortal Kombat 1 indicate what kind of setup gamers will need to enjoy the next chapter in NetherRealm's beloved fighting series. The minimum requirements include a 64-bit processor, Windows 10 64-bit OS, Intel Core i5-6600 or AMD Ryzen 3 3100/Ryzen 5 2600 CPU, 8GB of RAM, along with an Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 or AMD Radeon RX 470 or Intel Arc A750 graphics card, plus DirectX version 12 and the aforementioned 100GB of storage space.
The game's recommended system requirements also call for a 64-bit processor and 100GB of storage space. The differences lie in the OS (Windows 10/11 64-bit), CPU (Intel Core i5-8400 or AMD Ryzen 5 3600X), and graphics card (Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti or AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT or Intel Arc A770). Mortal Kombat 1 is set to feature a new fighting system, game modes, and fatalities, as well as a roster of "Kameo" fighting partners that players can select for assistance during battles. The game launches on September 19, with preorders granting access to the beta and allowing players to use Shang Tsung, available from May 19.