Mortal Kombat 10: Sequel is possible but it won’t be soon
If you’ve played the latest Mortal Kombat release and just can’t get enough fatalities, finishing moves, hard charging, gut busting, and blood churning action, it appears you might have to wait a little while longer to satisfy your digital bloodlust. As we reported earlier, initial sales figures for Mortal Kombat 9 shows that Warner Studio got back its investment in the IP portfolio of Midway games (which includes the Mortal Kombat franchise). This is really good news for Warner and this might have led some observers to conclude that Warner will then green light more Mortal Kombat titles. Sadly, it isn’t that simple.
While the developer of Mortal Kombat, NetherRealm Studios might discuss the possibility of a Mortal Kombat 10, it is not a certainty that it will be developed nor would it be developed immediately. In an interview with the Official Xbox Magazine, the creator of the Mortal Kombat series, Ed Boon, said:”We’re going to at least have a conversation about a sequel, but we certainly haven’t started or planned out anything. I would love to see another one come out in the not-too-distant future. At the same time, I personally wouldn’t want to release one really fast — like next year — because I think you can oversaturate [the market], especially having released a game that’s doing exceptionally well. I would really want to give it time to breathe.”
The take away from all of this is that initial discussions haven’t taken place yet so there is no projections or forecasts for a Mortal Kombat 10 yet. With that said, NetherRealm did score a very nice hit with Mortal Kombat 9 and it isn’t likely that Warner and NetherRealm would leave money on the table and let MK fans’ craving for a sequel peter out.
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