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Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced that a port of the super hero fighting game, Injustice 2, is being worked on for PC. The upcoming PC version is also scheduled to release this fall on Steam, after months of PC gamers begging Warner Bros. for the title.
This news kind of comes out of nowhere but it's not entirely unexpected. A lot of PC gamers were curious why the game didn't launch on PC with the PS4 and Xbox One versions earlier this year during the spring, but Warner Bros. was mum about the game appearing on anything other than PS4 and Xbox One, along with a downscaled port for mobile phones.
Now that the news is spreading about Injustice 2 coming to PC, a lot of gamers are curious how well it'll run, what sort of network infrastructure will be in place, what sort of control mechanisms will be supported, and who is handling the port?
Well, while a bunch of those questions will go unanswered in the interim, one of those questions will most certainly be answered right now in the form of who is handling the port: QLOC.
Some of you might remember them as the ones being in charge of quite a few PC ports. The Polish developer worked with Tequila Works to port RiME to PC, which was mostly decent save for the performance issues caused by the DRM. QLOC also ported Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 to Steam, along with God Eater Resurrection and Mortal Kombat XL.
While Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 and God Eater Resurrection weren't in the news much for the PC performance, Mortal Kombat X was in the news quite a bit for its performance issues. In fact, it was the combination of Mortal Kombat X and Batman: Arkham Knight not performing well throughout the spring and summer of 2015 that caused a lot of ill-will from PC gamers toward Warner Bros.
Over the years, both games were fixed, but it took many man-hours and lots of delayed patches to eventually get both games up into decently running shape.
Since then, Warner Bros. has been slightly reluctant in releasing PC ports in parity with Xbox One and PS4 games, hence the delay of Injustice 2. This could be Warner Bros. response to the criticisms from anonymous QA testers who worked on Batman: Arkham Knight who warned the publisher that the PC version wasn't ready and that it needed a lot of work before being released. We could be seeing Warner Bros. actually stopping and taking time to survey the situation and offer a proper port instead of rushing it out.
We'll find out exactly how well QLOC handled the port for Injustice 2 when the results from the beta test begin to pile in and gamers are able to offer feedback on how well the game performs on PC.