As Geoff Keighley’s Summer Game Fest continues to rage on, fans may finally see a different side of NetherRealm Studios in the future. Fans all know the developer, led by Ed Boon, to be in charge of the ever-releasing Mortal Kombat and Injustice franchises, but it seems as though they’re ready to branch off and do other projects, too. During a Summer Game Fest Q&A, the NetherRealm creative director hinted that they have other plans in mind.
“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.”
What’s Next For NetherRealm Studios?
For quite a while, fans were questioning what it was they were going to release next. The inclusion of The Joker seemed to almost set-in-stone the idea of an Injustice 3. Heck, even Boon joked about it, calling it “coincidental,” even though fans are fairly sure there’s something up his sleeve.
PSA: This Joker dialog is not hinting at anything related to Injustice. Any reference is purely coincidental.pic.twitter.com/ZVvwUhudyq
— Ed Boon (@noobde) January 21, 2020
That said, it’s entirely possible we may not see a fighting game at all. While their forte has been dominated by fighting games with the MK franchise at the forefront, it’s hard to say with their comments this time around. It’s clear they still love the franchise and know how much it means to its fans and will continue to support it. That said, it can only go so far, and sometimes they need a break, which was what the Injustice franchise turned into.
NetherRealm Studios was also in charge of the Batman Arkham line of apps. Could we be seeing another fighting game coming our way or are they going to be throwing fans a curveball with a different genre?
What do you think? What do you hope they’ll release in the future? Tell us below!