Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon has said that the door isn’t closed on Injustice 3, although the team at NetherRealm Studios had to make the decision to push forward with Mortal Kombat 1 and leave the superhero series behind for the time being.
Speaking with IGN, Boon revealed that the decision was made to continue with Mortal Kombat during the COVID-19 pandemic, which obviously brought on numerous complications for game development on a global scale.
But we did go to a new graphics engine, Unreal. We really wanted to be careful with COVID and all that stuff and everybody staying safe. So there were a bunch of variables involved that eventually we realised, ‘Okay, let’s do another Mortal Kombat game and hopefully we’ll get back to the Injustice games.’
When asked if this means the door isn’t closed on Injustice 3, Boon replied, “Not at all.”
Mortal Kombat 1 is scheduled for release on PS5, PC, and Xbox Series X/S on September 19, 2023.
[Source – IGN]