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Mortal Kombat 11: PS5 Vs PS4 - What's The Difference?

When it comes to "Mortal Kombat," if there's one element that stands out above the rest, it's the visual presentation. Not only are the characters larger than life, but you have so much carnage that some of the newer games include a feature where the camera zooms in on to show an X-ray of bones shattering. Very few video game franchises revel in violence quite like the "Mortal Kombat" series. Considering the emphasis on imagery, it makes sense that "Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate" would have a major advantage on next-gen consoles.

Ed Boon was hyping up the newest systems for their impressive capabilities, and now that "Mortal Kombat 11" is available on the latest consoles, gamers can see what the upgrade has to offer. In particular, the PlayStation 5 has the potential to take this game to the next level. These are the key differences between the PS5 and PS4 versions you need to know.

Mortal Kombat 11's resolution is enhanced on the PS5

Naturally, one of the most notable enhancements is the visual upgrade. According to the game's official website, "Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate" features "4K Dynamic Resolution" and "Enhanced Visuals," which pretty much go hand-in-hand.

YouTube channel GameRiot released a side-by-side gameplay video to give fans a direct comparison between the PS4 and PS5 versions. The imagery is at times notably crisper, with atmospheric effects that immerse you even deeper into the game's mythical world. Colors are generally more vibrant with richer textures, which is to be expected from such an enhancement. For eagle-eyed players, the PS5 definitely offers a visual feast, though it's not a night-and-day difference that would sell a console by itself.

As YouTuber Tooten points out, the PS5 port won't offer any kind of gameplay advantages over players who are using previous-gen hardware. The visual upgrades are simply going to give gamers prettier images on the screen. This is important to note because "MK11" supports cross-play, so you can confidently face your friends on a different-generation PlayStation knowing that it will be a fair fight.

The PS5 version of Mortal Kombat 11 won't keep you waiting

Some fighting game enthusiasts might argue that the "Mortal Kombat" games can be a bit slow. However, that doesn't mean that you should have to wait a long time for a match to load. You want to get right into the action so you can deliver those heavy, time-consuming blows.

The "Mortal Kombat" website highlights "Significantly Improved Loading Times," and the difference is palpable. YouTube channel DominatorTx uploaded a video comparing the load times for the PS4 and PS5 versions. The next-gen port appears to load in a flash, clocking in at one second. It goes so quickly, you may not even realize you just witnessed a loading screen. The PS4 port, on the other hand, feels like an eternity by comparison, taking a whopping 14 seconds before the pre-match dialogue begins. By the time the PS4 user has loaded into the round, the PS5 counterpart is nearly finished with the characters' opening lines.

PS5 players are able to move quickly from one match to the next — and isn't that really what "Mortal Kombat' is all about?