Mortal Kombat is a fighting game that is probably known by gamers all over the world and has evolved in terms of graphics and gameplay throughout the years, but will updated graphics and new characters be enough to keep gamers interested? While that remains to be seen, Nether Realm’s Ed Boon stated in an interview with CVG that he is looking to make the next Mortal Kombat title as innovative as possible, and hinted that the game could be released on next-gen consoles as well.
“Just philosophically, I don’t think we could take the approach of doing the same thing but adding new characters in our next Mortal Kombat game. We definitely want to do something new with it, we feel we have to introduce something into the mix.
I’m a big fan of fighting games, but some of them I’ve seen are just a re-skin of the same game with much prettier graphics and new characters. Effectively it just delivers the same experience, and over the course of time these games sell less and less and less and less. I think you need to offer something that hasn’t been done before. Like with Injustice, no one has done what we’re doing with the game’s backgrounds, and I think that’s a big part of why it will appeal to fans.
If you introduce another edition of your game on the same console, you cannot provide a radically different experience. I’m sure, if we were to do a new Mortal Kombat game on next generation systems, I think we would be able to provide dramatically different experiences.”
For those unaware, Nether Realm is working on Injustice: Gods Among Us which means that gamers looking forward to the next Mortal Kombat title might be in for a wait. Either way having grown up playing Mortal Kombat on the PlayStation 1, it will be interesting to see how Nether Realm makes future Mortal Kombat titles different from what was offered before.Related articles: