NetherRealm Studios says you could venture into something new even outside the fighting genre
As is well known, the name of NetherRealm Studios is closely linked to video games belonging to the genre of struggle. Most of the developers of the study have belonged to the creative team of Mortal Kombat, which has been its largest and most successful project ever. With certain exceptions, the videogames of the fighting genre have been all that makes up the repertoire that they have developed. However, it seems that the studio has desires aimed at adventures that go beyond their usual genre or just create one character at a time.
Recently, the creative director and co-creator of Mortal Kombat, Ed Boon, revealed that NetherRealm Studios has dreams focused on developing something that goes beyond their usual fighting games or one or another fighter for their usual projects. During an interview, Boon revealed that among the wishes of the team is to be able to experiment with new adventures, different experiences. "While we love doing Mortal Kombat games, we would love to expand to other genres, to other intellectual property, other things like that for sure," Boon said.
Ed Boon also clarified that it is the same success of the franchise that has made it possible to enter new adventures be difficult for the team. . "One of the challenges of making your last game sell the best of any other game is, you know, it's hard to stop from there and say, 'You know, well, we're done.' But, certainly, we can take a break and increase the anticipation of a future title, "he said.
For many (not to mention almost all their fans), it can be quite difficult to imagine that NetherRealm Studios develop something that is not linked to the genre of struggle. On the other hand, considering alternatives that are outside the traditional wrestling genre games, one can think of a sequel to Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks. This delivery of the franchise was differentiated from all the others given that it offered a completely different experience than usual, allowing you to enter into a world of adventure full of action. No doubt it would be among the wishes of the fans.
Taking Ed Boon's statement into account, for NetherRealm Studios to work on something different that you have planned, you will need more than just to want it as they have been doing. However, for the consolation of the fans is the long awaited new delivery of Mortal Kombat very close. Mortal Kombat 11 will be available from this month, on April 23, available for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PC and Xbox One.