Don’t expect Mortal Kombat 10 any time soon

By Posted 14 Dec 2011, 17:05

If you have played every inch of Mortal Kombat 9 you could possibly play and are now expecting more from NetherRealm Studios, we have some important news for you. The developers have already confirmed that a new game will come eventually, but recent reports suggest that gamers may have to wait a lengthy period of time for any sort of sequel to materialize.

The last we told you about anything Mortal Kombat related, was about the possibility of NetherRealm Studios releasing a new version of Mortal Kombat 9, one called MK: Komplete Edition which would come packaged with all four pieces of DLC that have released for the game. We were secretly hoping for some news on this around the VGA period this year, but it didn’t happen.

Though now, we have heard over at GameSpot that NetherRealm Studios are planning to take a ‘break’ from making their next Mortal Kombat game, in favor of focusing on other projects that are not MK-related. One passage of that article reads: ”studio head Ed Boon confirmed that his studio is taking a hiatus from the Mortal Kombat franchise. ”

That’s not the news MK fans will want to read though, and it was particularly surprising to us as well, since you would have thought that the natural thing to do after a successful game like MK9, which also won Best Fighting game at the VGAs, is press on with a sequel ASAP. A quick glance at Ed Boon’s Twitter account appears to contradict GameStop’s article though, as one Tweet we’ve picked out clearly states that NetherRealm Studios ARE working on a new Mortal Kombat game.

”RT @Tyrant_Cenobite @noobde You really taking a hiatus from Mortal Kombat?Noobde: No. NetherRealm is working on MK and non-MK games! :)”

So what does this tell us exactly? It tells us that while a new Mortal Kombat game is coming, it probably isn’t coming as soon as next year, as NRS may have plans to release a different game away from MK first. That Tweet above though reassures fans that the MK franchise is still clearly a major part of NRS’ plans, so talk of the company being on a so called ‘hiatus’ appears to be inaccurate.

If you have enjoyed playing Mortal Kombat this year, let us know your thoughts on the developer taking a break away from the series. Do you welcome this move, or do you think a new game, i.e Mortal Kombat 10 should follow next year?

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  • Ben

    I’m quite sure the wait will be worth it, so that they ensure the sequel is at it’s best. That way they can work on what’s good and bad for the fans without disappointment. I think it’s too soon to bring out another game and it will only diminish it’s quality. It’s good to hear that a sequel is in the works though :)

  • Ayobadkk

    i like mk 9 they should give more klassic costumes andmore arena and more DLCs

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