Although traditional controller usage is a bit more common than in other scenes, news that Mortal Kombat X would support the previous generation’s arcade sticks on PlayStation 4 made the proposition of upgrading for the new title a bit more enticing for many members of the community. Unfortunately, it appears as if it’s not being implemented as simply as Lab Zero Games envisioned when they were developing the driver for Skullgirls Encore.
According to Mad Catz community manager Mark “MarkMan” Julio, playing Mortal Kombat X with an older peripheral still requires the presence of a DualShock 4. This means, obviously, that if you want to jump into some matches with your friend but only own one PlayStation 4 controller, one of you is going to be twiddling their thumbs while the other performs their easy fatalities.
As the driver doesn’t normally require anything special to function, Lab Zero’s Peter Bartholow and Mike Zaimont believe the way NetherRealm Studios is handling profiles for things like trophies is to blame for these odd circumstances.
Mortal Kombat X is schedule to arrive on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 sometime this summer, releases we assume will support legacy arcade sticks just fine.