A sequel to 2008’s crossover fighter Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe is unlikely to happen, according to NetherRealm Studios’ Ed Boon.
Speaking to CVG, the Mortal Kombat co-creator adopted a ‘never say never’ approach to a possible follow-up, but indicated he was happy for both camps to have their own separate projects.
"We don't have any current plans to mash the two franchises together again," said Boon.
"Never say never, of course, but we loved how our last Mortal Kombat game was strictly Mortal Kombat. And when you think about it, the last Mortal Kombat game we did, it really had the essence of the series more so than any other game in years.”
He added: “With Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe, there's two pretty different audiences; one which wants to see violence and blood, and there's another that wants to see grand superhero moments. We were kind of balancing on a fence trying to accommodate both audiences with Mortal Kombat vs. DC."
NetherRealm’s 2011 eponymous reboot of the Mortal Kombat franchise was extremely well received by fans and critics alike. The company’s next project is the DC Universe-inspired title Injustice: Gods Among Us, due out in 2013.
Boon said of the project: “It’s a battle of the gods, over-the-top experience. There’s no trade-off trying to balance it with Mortal Kombat.”
“Funnily enough, we were playing Mortal Kombat vs. DC and we were surprised at how tame it was compared to Injustice.”