Ed Boon dropped a bombshell when accepting the award for Best Fighting Game at last weekend’s Spike TV Video Game Awards. He told GameSpot that the studio had completed their work on DLC for Mortal Kombat and that they were putting the franchise on hiatus to work on other projects.
However, that appears to not be the case. Instead, the famed developer has revealed, via his Twitter account, that NetherRealm Studios will begin a two-pronged development schedule, working on the next Mortal Kombat game (which, per a WB Games profile in the LA Times, will be released in 2013) and other non-Mortal Kombat projects:
@H7underlined NetherRealm has a number of projects in the works. Not JUST Mortal Kombat. :)
— Ed Boon (@noobde) December 11, 2011
— Ed Boon (@noobde) December 13, 2011
NetherRealm’s most recent game, Batman: Arkham City Lockdown, was added to the iTunes App Store last week.