NetherRealm Studios are currently finished up work on Injustice: Gods Among Us, a fighting game based around DC super heroes. Ed Boon indicates, however, that this does not mean that they’re looking to follow the game up with another Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe . . . or even with a Mortal Kombat game this generation.
“We don’t have any current plans to mash the two franchises together again,” he said. “Never say never, of course, but we loved how our last Mortal Kombat game was strictly Mortal Kombat. And when you think about it, the last Mortal Kombat game we did, it really had the essence of the series more so than any other game in years. With Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe, there’s two pretty different audiences; one which wants to see violence and blood, and there’s another that wants to see grand superhero moments. We were kind of balancing on a fence trying to accommodate both audiences with Mortal Kombat vs. DC.”
“Just philosophically, I don’t think we could take the approach of doing the same thing but adding new characters in our next Mortal Kombat game,” he added. “We definitely want to do something new with it, we feel we have to introduce something into the mix. If you introduce another edition of your game on the same console, you cannot provide a radically different experience. I’m sure, if we were to do a new Mortal Kombat game on next generation systems, I think we would be able to provide dramatically different experiences.”