NetherRealm Studios has announced that it has ended Mortal Kombat 11 development and is moving on to its next project, a little over two years after the fighting game made its debut on PC and consoles.
Mortal Kombat 11 is, as you might expect, the newest game in the Mortal Kombat franchise. First revealed at The Game Awards 2018, we were able to get our hands on the game just a few short months later. Now, the party's come to an end: NetherRealm Studios has made the announcement that it's moving on to its next project.
Why is NetherRealm Studios Not Making More Mortal Kombat 11 DLC?
The end of Mortal Kombat 11 DLC means that it's highly unlikely that we'll get to play as any new characters. Unfortunately, NetherRealm Studios did not specify a reason for ending DLC development.
"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," read a tweet from the official Mortal Kombat account.
One possible reason for the end to Mortal Kombat 11 DLC development may be due to the pending deal between AT&T and Discovery. AT&T is aiming to spin off WarnerMedia and merge it with Discovery. This deal is expected to be approved sometime in mid-2022.
NetherRealm Studios is a subsidiary of WB Games. As a result of this deal, it will become part of the new Warner Bros. Discovery company once regulators approve the deal. The merger will see all of WB Games' companies moved over to the new entity with the exception of Playdemic — that company has been acquired by Electronic Arts.
There's one key thing to point out with this announcement: NetherRealm has announced that there will be no new DLC. It's likely that Mortal Kombat 11 will continue to get balance patches and other support for some time — after all, it is one of the company's flagship games.
For now, we can look forward to whatever exciting project NetherRealm is cooking up next. If you haven't yet played this great fighting game, you can buy Mortal Kombat 11 for PC via Steam starting at $14.99 or your regional equivalent, a 70% discount as part of the Steam Summer Sale. Otherwise, you can buy it for PC and other platforms starting at its regular price of $49.99.
What do you think of NetherRealm announcing an end to Mortal Kombat 11 DLC? What do you think its next project will be? Let us know in the comments below!