Co-Creator Of Mortal Kombat Ed Boon Hopes To See His Studio Branch Out To Additional Genres

Co-Creator Of Mortal Kombat Ed Boon Hopes To See His Studio Branch Out To Additional Genres

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Co-Creator Of Mortal Kombat Ed Boon Hopes To See His Studio Branch Out To Additional Genres

Co-Creator Of Mortal Kombat Ed Boon Hopes To See His Studio Branch Out To Additional Genres
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As far as fighting games go, there are a couple of franchises that come to mind. Mortal Kombat is almost always at the top of that list, and for good reason. This series has been a staple for fighting game fanatics, featuring blood, gore, and of course, fatalities.

Despite having so much success with the MK games, co-creator Ed Boon still wants to pursue other genres. He revealed this not too long ago in an interview with Game Informer.

He said, ‘’While we love making Mortal Kombat games, we would love to expand into other genres, other IP, other things like that for sure. One of the challenges of having your last game sell the most of any other game is, you know, it’s hard to just stop from there and say, you know, well, we’re done.

He added, ‘’But, certainly, we can take a break from it, and build up anticipation for a future title.”

It’s an interesting position that Ed and the developers at NetherRealm Studios find themselves in. They’ve been responsible for some of the best fighting games to ever come out for consoles and PC.

To just stop when their hard work is paying off would be insanity from the perspective of many in the industry. After all, why fix what’s not broken? The Mortal Kombat and Injustice games have been so thrilling to play over the years.

They feature some of the most interesting characters and the combat is pure insanity. Where else can you rip off an opponent’s head and then drive it through their chest? You just don’t get this type of fighting combat aside from what NetherRealm Studios is doing.

Still, you can’t really blame Ed for wanting his studio to think outside of the box in terms of what other genres they could tackle. They certainly have the skills to do it. Their storytelling in the last few Mortal Kombat games has been pure perfection. You don’t just look forward to fighting off the bat. You get sucked in the lore and the plot points of these NetherRealm Studios games.

They could certainly take this storytelling magic and apply it to different types of games, such as action RPGs and possibly survival-horror. For now, it appears Ed and his team are focused on the upcoming Mortal Kombat 11. It comes out on April 23.

However, don’t be surprised to see this studio expand and take on more genres. There are many fans that believe he and his team have what it takes. It just depends on their willingness to commit to something different and perhaps take a leap of faith.