Ed Boon Says No 3G Support in Mortal Kombat Vita

By on February 23, 2012 at 12:34 am

In a recent interview with Click, Ed Boon was asked about what technical concessions were made to allow the game to run over a 3G network. Unfortunately, his response confirmed that the game simply won’t run over the Vita’s 3G network.

“You know what, Mortal Kombat runs at 60 frames per second and it’s a very crisp game,” he said. “The experience we had with 3G, unfortunately, wasn’t one that we felt couldn’t provide the type of experience people want to have. It’s susceptible to external factors like where you are and what not. We really didn’t want to present something to players that might be a bad experience, so we’ve restricted it just to WiFi and local connectivity.”

It looks like the age of the cellular fighting game is still just a bit out of reach.

Source: Click

Angelo M. D’Argenio A.K.A. MyLifeIsAnRPG got his start in the fighting game community as a young boy playing Street Fighter II in arcades down at the Jersey Shore. As president of Disorganization XIII, he travels the convention circuit presenting a variety of panels from discussions on gamer culture, to stick modding workshops, to fighting game comedy acts. He has a passion for looking at the fighting game community from an academic standpoint and has completed several studies on effective fighting game learning and the impact fighting games have on social circles. A six year veteran of the gaming industry, he also writes for Cheat Code Central and is a lead game designer for Ember Games. On Tuesdays, you can find him getting bodied by Chris G and getting mistaken for Seth Rogen at The Break.