Mortal Kombat X online matches have been a little soured by a constant issue of lag. NetherRealm Studios has been getting ready to tackle this for awhile now and it would seem they've finally got something to show for it, or at least something to test. They're getting ready to roll out a Beta for their new online system.
NetherRealms Studio community manager Tyler Lansdown presented a video on what NetherRealm is hoping to achieve with this new system via the. Apparently, the team is shifting away from the current system altogether in favor of a system which is meant to make online games matches feel much more like offline ones.
Lansdown compared the system to another one known as GGPO ("Good Game Peace Out"), which is a near lagless system used in a lot of other online arcade and emulated fighting games. It's not exactly the same thing, but Lansdown expressed that the NetherRealm team is going for something extremely similar.
Offered via a closed beta, only a select few folks will be able to participate in the testing for the new system. Anyone who has accrued at least one hour of play will be able to sign up at. The page is down for now, but players will be able to access it and sign up for the Beta starting on January 19, 2016, next Tuesday.