Looks like NetherRealms and Warner Bros. didn't have that much faith in their lovechild! In an official statement made late yesterday on the official Mortal Kombat message boards, the developers announced that that they'd be addressing some of the multiplayer lag issues that have arisen in the 10 days since the game's launch:
Thank you for supporting Mortal Kombat! Due to the overwhelmingly positive reception to the game, Mortal Kombat has millions of online matches being initiated worldwide every day, and we have run into some unanticipated technical issues. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and NetherRealm Studios are aware of the issues with the online gameplay – specifically with "King of the Hill" and Ranked 1 v. 1 matches - and we want to assure our fans that we are focused on resolving online issues ASAP. We have added a “Technical Issues” section to our forum so please be sure to let us know what issues you are having so we can address those as soon as possible. Users will begin seeing improvements in online play over the course of the next two weeks. In the meantime please note that none of this will impact the single-player or offline multiplayer experience, and we greatly appreciate your patience!
We're not nearly good enough to try the ranked matches, but at least it'll be nice to go heckle players whose skills are far superior to ours. [via VG Chartz]