Mortal Kombat 11 has turned out to be a huge success for developer NetherRealm Studios and publisher Warner Bros Games as it has reportedly pulled in over $500 million in profit since its launch in 2019. According to the publisher, the popular fighting game managed to sell over 12 million copies by July 2021, making it the fastest-selling entry in the series to date.
A new report by The Game Spoof spotted the LinkedIn profile of Matt Welsh, the former Global Brand Manager at Warner Bros Entertainment, had recently been updated to reflect some of his achievements. One of these updates read, “Achieved a top 5 title in 2019 with Mortal Kombat 11, a franchise first, and generated over $500MM in LTD profit.”
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Mortal Kombat 11 launched in April 2019 and received mostly positive reviews upon release, though some criticism was directed at its gameplay which many felt was either too clunky or shied away from being completely accessible to casual players and newcomers. That didn’t hurt the sales, evidently, as it still sold considerably well for a fighting game.
NetherRealm Studios has been quiet regarding any news about a potential follow-up. Mortal Kombat 12 was previously rumoured to be announced last week but series co-creator Ed Boon quickly shot down those rumours in a tweet joking about the rampant speculation.
That said, Warner Bros Games might’ve let its plans for Mortal Kombat 12‘s release slip a bit earlier than expected. In a recent financial report, the company confirmed that it planned to release the next Mortal Kombat game before the end of the year, inadvertently announcing the game in the process. Despite the accidental reveal, NetherRealm Studios has remain tight-lipped about when it actually plans to announce the game in another official capacity.
Mortal Kombat 11 is currently available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch and PC.
Source: The Game Spoof