NetherRealm Studio has revealed that the highly anticipated Mortal Kombat X will “punish” cheaters by the use of “Quitality,” which is a new finishing move of sorts that will be activated when players rage quit in the middle of online matches. If you or your opponent bails on an online match, theirs or your character’s head will explode, giving your opponent the instant victory.
Of course, it isn’t much of a “punishment” since the win is always awarded to the quitter’s opponent, anyway. The Quitality appears to be just for show, which is okay, it’s just not a punishment.
Derek Kirtzic from NetherRealm stated that the Quitality is “really more about making the winner look better. We wanted to glorify the winner.”
In addition to the Quitality (which joins MKX’s Fatalities and Brutalities as finish moves), NetherRealm should impose a quitter’s count that suspends the player from online play for a week or two when their quitter count reaches a certain number. THAT is what a punishment is. Still, it’s a cool addition to the game, so I really can’t complain.
Mortal Kombat X will be released on April 14 for the PS4, Xbox One and PC, with PS3 and Xbox 360 versions coming this summer.