A recent job posting made by WB Games Inc. Chicago
for the upcoming Mortal Kombat 9
is revealing that the Mortal Kombat Team
is aiming to focus on strengthening it's online game play. In particular they want to make the game the “gold standard” for online games and add "brand-new features that will revolutionize online play."
Here is the relevant part of the job description:
WB Games Inc. seeks a Senior Software Engineer, Network to help us implement cutting-edge online features to ensure the Mortal Kombat franchise is an industry leader in online functionality. We are looking to position Mortal Kombat as the “gold standard” for network play, and we are looking for someone who wants to push the boundaries of what is possible with online interaction.
You will work closely with architects and designers on both the Mortal Kombat team and the advanced technology group to help design and implement functionality ranging from the core network transport layer all the way to owning the final implementation of brand-new features that will revolutionize online play.
The job opening can be viewed in it's entirety here at TimeWarner.com's job page
for those interesting in applying to join the team. We can't wait to see what the team has up their sleeves as far as these "revolutionary features" go. The dynamic interactivity of playing at the arcade has not yet been duplicated properly in an console fighting game yet.