Update: The beta sign up page will go live on Tuesday.
Yesterday, Ed Boon teased what everyone assumed to be an upcoming enhancement to the netcode of NetherRealm Studios’ Mortal Kombat X. Just a short while ago, the developers uploaded a video confirming the veracity of those assumptions. It seems the team has decided to revamp the game’s current netcode, replacing it with something more akin to the much lauded GGPO model.
Before implementing new netcode, the developers want to make sure it’s everything they hope it to be. This means they’ll be holding an online beta test–which is open to the public–to ensure everything runs smoothly. If you’d like to participate, you’ll be able to sign up to do so on January 19 by heading to the online beta’s website, which is not live as of this writing. Do note that not everyone who signs up will be chosen to participate in this beta phase.
The beta will feature four characters–Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Johnny Cage and Jacqui Briggs–and will request objective feedback from participants at the end of each play session.
For full details, be sure to check out the embedded video below.
Source: Mortal Kombat