If you’re a fan of Mortal Kombat 11 — like so many of us are — then you’re probably not going to happy with the following bit of news: there won’t be any more DLC going forward. Unfortunate, but also natural. NetherRealm has been supporting the game for more than two years, so it’s nigh time for them to move on to other projects.
NetherRealm is now focusing on its next project and after more than two years of supporting Mortal Kombat 11, DLC for the game, including characters, has come to an end.
— Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate (@MortalKombat) July 2, 2021
Not everyone’s happy to hear this news, and, in all fairness, it is somewhat disappointing that NetherRealm have decided to move on despite assuring fans that MK11 will have the longest life cycle of any of their prior titles. Then again, they said the same for Injustice 2 and we all know how that one turned out. In hindsight, it was kind of naive for us to get our hopes up, considering their shoddy track record.
On the other hand, two years is more than enough. Some truly spectacular fighters have joined the roster as DLC and it’s hard to fault NetherRealm for shifting their focus elsewhere. We don’t have any concrete numbers to base our assumptions on, but it stands to reason that MK11 wasn’t selling nearly as well as NR had hoped (we’re talking about its post-launch life cycle here), so it’s only natural for them to move on.
It seems that Injustice 3 is all but guaranteed at this point. NetherRealm have found a ton of success with this much-beloved intellectual property and will surely look to build on the hype (and critical acclaim) that the 2017 sequel managed to generate. Unlike Mortal Kombat, Injustice is focused a lot more on the singleplayer aspect of it all (i.e. the story mode). It’s still a blast to play with friends and online, but it truly starts to shine once you venture into its campaign.
This is only an assumption at this point, but it’s wholly based in good logic and reason. Moreover, with the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S/X selling like hot cakes, NetherRealm have quite a good chance of leaving a lasting impression with a truly next-gen fighting game — one that will fully harness the immense potential of these potent consoles; think incredibly short loading times and mind-blowing visuals — that’s what we all yearn for! And if it’s a singleplayer-based fighting game then all the better!
In any case, we’re bound to get an official update in just a couple of months. We’ll bring you any update from the moment it hits the web, so stay tuned!