As far as fighting games go, there are a couple of franchises that come to mind. <em>Mortal Kombat<\/em> 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.\r\n\r\nDespite having so much success with the <em>MK <\/em>games, co-creator Ed Boon still wants to pursue other genres. He revealed this not too long ago in an interview with Game Informer.\r\n\r\nHe said, \u2018\u2019While 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\u2019s hard to just stop from there and say, you know, well, we\u2019re done.\r\n\r\nHe added, \u2018\u2019But, certainly, we can take a break from it, and build up anticipation for a future title.\u201d\r\n\r\nIt\u2019s an interesting position that Ed and the developers at NetherRealm Studios find themselves in. They\u2019ve been responsible for some of the best fighting games to ever come out for consoles and PC.\r\n\r\nTo 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\u2019s not broken? The <em>Mortal Kombat<\/em> and <em>Injustice <\/em>games have been so thrilling to play over the years.\r\n\r\nThey feature some of the most interesting characters and the combat is pure insanity. Where else can you rip off an opponent\u2019s head and then drive it through their chest? You just don\u2019t get this type of fighting combat aside from what NetherRealm Studios is doing.\r\n\r\nStill, you can\u2019t 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 <em>Mortal Kombat<\/em> games has been pure perfection. You don\u2019t just look forward to fighting off the bat. You get sucked in the lore and the plot points of these NetherRealm Studios games.\r\n\r\nThey 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 <em>Mortal Kombat 11<\/em>. It comes out on April 23.\r\n\r\nHowever, don\u2019t 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.