You may remember many months ago that Mortal Kombat developers NetherRealm Studios were the ones to spectacularly spill some important information regarding the Sony NGP which we now know as the PS Vita.
It appears that they may be up to the same tricks with regards to next-generation consoles as well, as it has been revealed via Gamespot that the company are currently hiring for two new positions on the NetherRealm Studios team, one being a Senior Software Engineer, and the other being a Gameplay Software Engineer.
Interestingly, both job listings specifically mention next-generation consoles, as NetherRealm Studios are looking to create ”a cutting-edge action game on both current and next gen consoles”. The description under Senior Software Engineer is particularly more exciting, as they are looking for a person who will ”specifically aim to port their current development engine over to next generation consoles”.
After the great success of Mortal Kombat, it’s safe to assume that another game will follow in the future and by the looks of their job listings – the next big game in the works may just turn out to be a next-gen Mortal Kombat game on future consoles by Sony and Microsoft. Ed Boon was recently quoted as saying that they’re interested in trying out different projects though aside from Mortal Kombat, but from our point of view they’ll always be the Mortal Kombat kings at heart and it’s mouthwatering to think of a potential new MK game on brand new hardware.
Would they keep it a 2D affair like Mortal Kombat 9, or will they go straight back to 3D on the new consoles? We would like them to stick to the winning 2D format, but go all out on fully 3D backgrounds with destructible environments. They are just about to release Mortal Kombat on the PS Vita and even that looks like a great game despite being essentially a port of the console game.
How would you envisage a next-gen Mortal Kombat game? Would you want it to be 3D or stick to 2D and improve on everything from there? We can’t wait to see what their next game is going to be.