Well, now that the Mortal Kombat franchise is in the hands of Warner Bros., we probably should've figured we'd see something new.
According to a job listing found by TRMK , it seems that the next MK project will break new ground in the world of online multiplayer…as it relates to fighting games, we assume. The job description for a Senior Software Engineer at WB Games Inc. in Chicago says the aim is to boost the online play and make this title "the gold standard" for online multiplayer. That description reads as follows:
"WB Games Inc. seeks a Senior Software Engineer, Network to help us implement cutting-edge online features to ensure the Mortal Kombat franchise is an industry leader in online functionality. We are looking to position Mortal Kombat as the “gold standard” for network play, and we are looking for someone who wants to push the boundaries of what is possible with online interaction.
You will work closely with architects and designers on both the Mortal Kombat team and the advanced technology group to help design and implement functionality ranging from the core network transport layer all the way to owning the final implementation of brand-new features that will revolutionize online play."
Wanna apply? Head on over to the official listing and send in your resume, if you want to be part of the "revolutionizing." For our part, we kinda like this new direction, but it's not like they haven't gone in new directions in the past; we just recently saw Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe , which worked out very well. Now, it seems the next goal is to put a fighting game in the online community limelight, and we'll definitely keep an eye on this project.