NetherRealm Studios’ Ed Boon Wants to “Do More Than Just Make Mortal Kombat Games”
Ed Boon and his team at NetherRealm Studios are undoubtedly proud of their work with Mortal Kombat last year – it did win PlayStation LifeStyle’s Best Fighter of 2011 after all – but it doesn’t look like they’re ready to rest on their laurels just yet, as Boon has made it clear that he wants the studio to branch out to other IPs and genres.
In an interview with GameSpot, Boon explained:
I would be surprised if Warner Bros. and us never released another Mortal Kombat game again. We don’t have a title to announce, but if this last one sold over 3 million and counting, there’s a certain amount of assumption that we’d consider doing another Mortal Kombat game.
But at the same time, we want our studio to do more than just make Mortal Kombat games. We love making them but we also want to do different types of games. Different genres, different IPs.
There’s no denying the talent over at NetherRealm, so we can’t wait to see what is in store for the future of the studio. In an industry watered down with sequels and remakes, it’s refreshing to see development heads like Ed Boon excited to do something new.