NetherRealm Studios Working On ‘Other Stuff’ Besides Mortal Kombat And Injustice, Per Ed Boon

The Creative Director points to something new in the future.

Posted By | On 25th, May. 2020

netherrealm studios

For years now,  NeterRealm studios has constantly put out the Mortal Kombat franchise. While not annual, it’s probably been one of the most consistently released fighting series ever, and under the publishing arm of WB Interactive, has also become easily the biggest fighting franchise out there. NetherRealm also dipped their toes in the world of DC Comics (also owned by WB), to make the two well-received Injustice games. But it seems as if there may be more to the company soon.

In a lengthy Q&A Session with Ed Boon and Geoff Keighley, the two talked about Mortal Kombat. While the focus was on the new expansion for Mortal Kombat 11, Aftermath, it did verge into talk about both Injustice and “other stuff” in the oven, separate from those two franchises.

Mortal Kombat has become like a staple thing, almost Marvel-like. You don’t expect the last Marvel movie to ever come out, they’re just gonna keep coming. Even though we’ve been able to scratch other itches, you know doing Injustice games and stuff, and we have other stuff in the oven, but it’s always nice to do the Mortal Kombat games. Especially when the players have been embracing them as they have. If you would have told me that this would be our, so far fastest-selling Mortal Kombat games of all of them, 20 something years later, I wouldn’t have believed it. The fact that they’re doing as well as they ever have is great.”

This isn’t the first time Ed Boon has talked about branching out, saying the company would love to do around this time last year. However, this seems to be the first time it’s been outright stated the company seems to be working on something else. While the company hasn’t always worked on just fighting games, even the titles they either developed or oversaw during the pre-WB days were Mortal Kombat spin-offs like Shaolin Monks. It would be very interesting to see what they could come up with outside their two staple franchises.


Amazing Articles You Might Want To Check Out!

Share Your Thoughts Below  (Always follow our comments policy!)



Keep On Reading!

Path of Exile’s Necropolis Won’t be Added to the Core Game

Path of Exile’s Necropolis Won’t be Added to the Core Game

Almost all its Uniques will be added to the Standard loot pool, but the Necropolis, Coffins and Allflame Ember...

Graft is the Next Project from BattleTech, Shadowrun Returns Developer

Graft is the Next Project from BattleTech, Shadowrun Returns Developer

Harebrained Schemes released a brief teaser on Twitter, seemingly revealing a sci-fi city and a strange struct...

The Precinct Has Been Delayed to Fall 2024

The Precinct Has Been Delayed to Fall 2024

"This additional time will allow us to fine-tune the gameplay, fix any remaining bugs, and provide the seamles...

Orcs Must Die! Deathtrap Announced, Launches Early 2025

Orcs Must Die! Deathtrap Announced, Launches Early 2025

Built on Unreal Engine 5, the next instalment in the tower defense series will be available on Xbox Series X/S...

Super Mario Party Jamboree Has Been Rated by the ESRB Ahead of October Release

Super Mario Party Jamboree Has Been Rated by the ESRB Ahead of October Release

The Nintendo Switch's third Mario Party game will release in October, bringing over 110 minigames and a new 20...

Bandai Namco is Bringing Little Nightmares 3 and Dragon Ball: Sparking! ZERO to Gamescom

Bandai Namco is Bringing Little Nightmares 3 and Dragon Ball: Sparking! ZERO to Gamescom

Both games, alongside Unknown 9: Awakening, will be playable at the company's booth at Gamescom, it's been con...