Update 1 – October 24
It’s official, Injustice 2 is heading to the PC sometime “this Autumn” so get ready to pummel your friends into submission. While there was no official release date given, we do know that there will be an open beta on Steam starting October 25. As to be expected, Injustice 2’s port is being handled by QLOC who we previously saw in the credits of the console version of this title. The wait appears to be over, it’s time to get out there and beat each other up with our favorite DC characters.
Injustice 2 is a little over a week away from release and it’s shaping up to be one of the premiere games of 2017. Set sometime after the events of the first Injustice, this comic book fighting games allows players to assume control of the various heroes and villains of the DC comics roster. While there is a lot of hype and expectations resting on developer NetherRealm Studios, some fans are wondering if this game will release on the PC? Sadly, so far the answer is no, as NetherRealm Studios and their creative director Ed Boon have been quiet on the subject. However, he did mention that a PC port is “pretty likely,” but did not elaborate on any other details. Currently, Injustice 2 is slated to only come out on May 16 for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
However, this isn’t a reason to lose hope given the first game, Injustice: Gods Amoung Us, did not originally release on PC as well. It took several months, but eventually this title did arrive on PC via the Ultimate Edition with all the DLC fighters. It’s fully possible that NetherRealm Studios could release a PC version of Injustice 2 when they eventually announce a complete package version of the game.
Once Injustice 2 actually released players began to notice that a company named QLOC appeared in the end credits. For those unaware, QLOC is a company that specializes in porting games to various platforms for developers. They have a solid history with delivering high-quality PC versions of games and some of their most noticeable work includes Mortal Kombat XL, Dragon Ball: Xenoverse, DMC: Devil May Cry, and Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen.
If you are looking to pick this title up on PC and don’t own a console we recommend waiting a few months to see if one is coming down the line. Given Warner Brothers’ poor history with ports, it’s also possible that the PC version is getting more care to ensure a smooth release. For now, we simply have to wait and see if PC players will get a chance to punch Darkseid in the jaw with Scarecrow.
Injustice 2 releases May 16 for Xbox One and PS4