NetherRealm Studios, the developers behind acclaimed fighting franchises like Mortal Kombat and Injustice, have stated that they aren’t quite ready to reveal their new game yet. Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon recently said that they appreciate the enthusiasm from fans, but they aren’t ready to talk about their next game because of “more variables involved than we are allowed to disclose.”
Responding to a fan on Twitter who simply asked “What’s next?”, Boon replied that they weren’t ready to reveal their new game just yet. It’s been heavily speculated (with some previous leaks from reliable sources) that NetherRealm were working on a new Mortal Kombat game. However, a recent leak suggests that it will be a legacy game that bundles the full rosters from Mortal Kombat 9 and Mortal Kombat X, along with Mortal Kombat 11‘s fighter list.
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Boon’s full reply reads:
“Really appreciate the enthusiasm for our next game and wish we were ready to announce. But we aren’t yet. Many more variables involved than we are allowed to disclose.”
NetherRealm posted job listings a few months ago indicating that they were hiring for either a new Mortal Kombat or Injustice. Their last game, Mortal Kombat 11, received plenty of new updates, DLC and one major story expansion since its release in 2019. Some believe that a new Mortal Kombat would’ve spent too little time in development, though it’s possible that Injustice 3 could be closer since the previous entry released all the way back in 2017.
NetherRealm were noticeably absent from this year’s Game Awards, where fans speculated that Boon could’ve shown up to reveal the studio’s next game. However, since it will be a while longer until we hear about this new mysterious project, we can only lean on speculation. A remaster of Shaolin Monks would be pretty nice too.
Mortal Kombat 11 is currently available for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC and Nintendo Switch.
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Source: PlayStation Universe