Earlier this week, Mortal Kombat 11 arrived in North America on the Nintendo Switch. The European release will be out next month. If you’re still on the fence about this particular version of the game, Digital Foundry has now uploaded a video comparing the Switch release to its PlayStation 4 and Xbox One counterpart. According to the tech experts, it’s simply “remarkable” a demanding 60fps Unreal Engine game like this is even running on such a device.
Shiver Entertainment has managed to keep all of the gameplay intact in the Nintendo release. The main difference between each version is image quality and resolution. When the Switch is docked, the game resolution runs at 1280×720 and can fall to 960×540. The bigger drops appear during the fatalities and opening moments, but on average, the gameplay runs at 720p. On the portable front, MK11 takes quite a hit. At best, it is 854×480 and can go down to 682x 384 during more intensive moments.
In terms of frame rate, the Switch release runs at 60fps with a few stutters here and there in docked mode. It’s only the cut scenes that struggle, often dropping below the 30fps cap. In the portable mode, the game runs at 60fps but can go down to 45fps. Overall, though, Mortal Kombat 11 is one of the most ambitious Switch ports to date. The portable play is what makes the Switch version worth considering.