Mortal Kombat dev studio NetherRealm is keen to diversify and work on titles other than the ultra-violent fighter. Speaking to Gamespot, Mortal Kombat creator Ed Boon said that while another Mortal Kombat game is very likely, the studio wants "to do more than just make Mortal Kombat games".
"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," said Boon.
"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. The Batman iOS game was kind of like us dipping our foot into that whole different types of games to do. We're going to continue in that direction, but I would be surprised if we never did another Mortal Kombat game again."
Speaking about iOS development, which the studio has done with the release of Batman: Arkham City Lockdown, this is something NetherRealm wants to do more of.
"As for future ones, we would definitely like to do additional iOS titles; we have nothing to announce at the moment, but that's generally something we want to do," said Boon. "With our studio, we really want to diversify ourselves, and work on multiple formats, multiple types of games, not just Mortal Kombat games."
NetherRealm (and in its former state as Midway Games Chicago) has a long history developing fighting games. Branching out to do something different would be quite a departure, but exciting to see.