The announcement was made on the Mortal Kombat Twitter account, which read: “NetherRealm is now focusing on its next project and after more than two years of supporting Mortal Kombat 11, DLC for the game, including characters, has come to an end.”
NetherRealm is now focusing on its next project and after more than two years of supporting Mortal Kombat 11, DLC for the game, including characters, has come to an end.
— Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate (@MortalKombat) July 2, 2021
The tweet doesn’t mention the next project, but the studio posted a job listing online on April 17, looking for a Software Engineer. The description says: “NetherRealm Studios, a division of WB Games Inc. seeks a Software Engineer to work as part of the programming team behind the Mortal Kombat franchise.”
“This is an opportunity to show your skills and grow with a team of talented engineers working on a wide range of tasks for future titles.”
Fans responses to the initial NetherRealm tweet ranged from understanding to frustrated, mainly at the idea that they felt this announcement should have been made a while ago. This also comes after a rumoured Marvel Comics fighting game is being worked on at NetherRealm Studios, with Injustice and Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boone seemingly fanning the flames.
He said in a tweet about James Gunn announcing a Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 release date: “Wow. @JamesGunn has managed to work on DC and MARVEL movies. That’s impressive.”
In other news, Riot Games has released a 37-track album filled with no-DMCA songs that streamers can use on platforms like Twitch, called Sessions: Vi.
The studio added: “Sessions is a collection of music developed in partnership with a number of talented musicians that anyone can use in their content without concern of copyright strikes.”