02 Jul 2021 5:39 PM +00:00 UTC

NetherRealm Ends Mortal Kombat 11 Support to Focus on New Project

The new NetherRealm game is finally underway.

The Chicago studio announced on Twitter that it's ending DLC support for Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate, though NetherRealm didn't say whether it will still support the game through balance patches as well.

What the new NetherRealm game could be is anyone's guess, and almost everyone has been guessing.

Some insiders say we could be getting Injustice 3, nearly four years after Injustice 2 released. These rumors say Injustice 3 is still early in development, which could fit with NetherRealm's Twitter statement.

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The studio's development cycle also tends to swap between a fighting game and Injustice, which would is another point in Injustice's favor.

However, there are at least two other possibilities.

NetherRealm Ends Mortal Kombat 11 Support to Focus on New Project

NetherRealm's Ed Boon fueled speculation about several possible projects through seemingly innocent comments on social media.

One of them is a Marvel fighting game. That might sound farfetched, except an XCOM-style Marvel game is also reportedly in development.

Another is a potential remaster of an older Mortal Kombat game, particularly Shaolin Monks.

However, Boon does often just post things to get reactions or gauge fan interest.

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For example, he recently shared his opinion on including Omni-Man as a Mortal Kombat 11 guest fighter.

That's obviously not going to happen, with DLC support for Mortal Kombat 11 over.

[Source: Twitter]