Mortal Kombat, a new chapter on the horizon

Mortal Kombat, a new chapter on the horizon

Mortal Kombat

NetherRealm will continue to work on Mortal Kombat or at least that's what the ever prolific Jeff Grubb said. Through his podcast, in fact, the man (who is also a journalist for GamesBeat) admitted that he had heard some sources related to the development studio, which categorically excluded new projects in the world of fighting games.

Now , NetherRealm is famous to most for two, great IPs: the first is precisely that of Mortal Kombat, the second is Injustice, the fighting game that brings together the characters of DC Comics under a single banner. At the beginning of this generation, a new announcement was expected from the development team and many were pointing the finger at a new project with the protagonists of Marvel or the third chapter of the DC series. Now, at least for now, the rumors in this regard would be denied.

There are good reasons to believe Grubb, beyond his reliability as an insider and journalist. As specified by the same man, in fact, Warner Bros would have asked NetherRealm itself to remain focused on the Mortal Kombat francise, with a twelfth edition of the fighting game for a matter of business risk. Recently, in fact, the entire WarnerMedia has been acquired by Discovery: the risk of losing the license or seeing the gaming package dismembered would be decidedly high, with WB Games executives who probably wouldn't want to waste money on projects they wouldn't see. the light.

As per the tradition of these news, we remind you to take everything with a grain of salt. While not doubting Jeff Grubb’s high reliability, news of a new Mortal Kombat is yet to be confirmed. We are also at the dawn of a new generation of consoles, so the possibility of seeing Ed Boon re-engaged with Scorpion and associates in the short term is very, very low.

Mortal Kombat 11 is available on Amazon in super offer for PS4 and Xbox.

NetherRealm reportedly working on ‘Mortal Kombat 12’ over ‘Injustice 3’

NetherRealm Studios is reportedly working on Mortal Kombat 12 instead of Injustice 3, as the studio faces being separated from DC superhero licence holders Warner Bros Games.

Journalist Jeff Grubb – who has a good track history with leaks and insider information – has claimed that NetherRealm is working on creating Mortal Kombat 12 instead of Injustice 3. Speaking as part of a new Giant Bomb video, Grubb stated the following:

“It lines up with the reality and it lines up with what I’ve heard, where Mortal Kombat 12 would make the most sense because that’s a game they know will make money, it will sell well…Mortal Kombat 11 was great, it’s doing great, but if you come out with Mortal Kombat 12 it will also sell and do well.” (Thanks, VCG)

The studio is reportedly choosing to work on a new Mortal Kombat entry over another Injustice game due to Nether Realm’s uncertain relationship with WB Games – which holds licences for the characters used in the superhero fighting game.

Elaborating, Grubb said prioritizing Mortal Kombat 12 over Injustice 3 means “you don’t have to use any of these Batman or Superman characters that might be tied up in licensing if you try to get rid of NetherRealm or sell it to whoever”.

Earlier in the year, NetherRealm confirmed that the studio was moving to focus on an unannounced game, and there would be no more DLC for Mortal Kombat 11.

The decision likely follows news that Warner Bros Games is reportedly being split up following a merger between WarnerMedia and Discovery, Inc. A spokesperson for AT&T stated that “some of the gaming arm will stay with AT&T and some will go with the new company”, however didn’t specify which studios would be leaving.

If true, this means that licencing availability for the characters necessary to make Injustice 3 could be up in the air, meaning Mortal Kombat 12 is the safer title to work on as uncertainty looms.

In other news, a PS1-style demake for Bloodborne draws nearer to completion, as creator Lilith Walther has shared a condensed set of videos showcasing almost an hour of footage.