I wouldn't count on it. They want people to play their mobile version, so they have to give exclusive content to make it worth it.
I think they hit the critical point with MK to begin with. You can only last so long, by doing games every 2 years. Though I still will be surprised if Injustice 3 development won't be announced next year.
But as far as MK goes. They are done. MK11 was the rushing towards the finish line while clumsily falling on the ground. It was the drunk man race. The "trip, fall, get up, rinse and repeat" marathon.
So I won't be surprised if they won't take at least minimum 5 years of break time. Most likely Boon won't be around for the next MK.
I seriously doubt that they're done.
They still have 3 unannounced characters that were data mined a while a while back for MK11, along with 2 additional klassic stages and a klassic finisher.
Not to mention that they said that MK11 was the end of the story, NOT the end of MK, and Boon specifically mentioned big news for MK to be coming in 2020.
The most likely scenario is that they'll do another MK9 type of Trilogy / reboot again for MK12 because this fanbase is a bunch of crybabies who whimper and moan at any slight change / new path in the franchise.
That's the reason why I have no faith in some of the cool MKX / MK11 characters like Takeda, Kotal Kahn, Cassie, Erron Black, D'Vorah, Cetrion, Kollector or Geras ever coming back for MK12.
It'll be another MK1 thru UMK3, likely, to satiate everyone that cries about 1 or 2 klassic characters missing.
Boon will also likely still be around making MK games for as long as he is able to, or as long as the franchise is still around for.
MK is HIS baby since 1992 and he's not giving that up any time soon and NRS / WB is letting go of him any time soon.
Huh? A brand new story?
The story from MK1 thru UMK3 is already written for them and they hit the reset button in MK11.
It's really not that hard for them to start from the reset button that they did in MK11.
All they have to do is figure out how the MK11 horseshit Sindel bio fits into MK3 (if they don't decide to change it up again, like Shao Kahn and Raiden being brothers in MKvsDC) and go from there.
It's the same shit that they did with MK9.
For the most part they went from the reset button of time travel via Armageddon and used the MK1 and MKII story for MK9 and changed things up a bit during the MK3 part of the MK9 story (chapter 12 and on).
Not that difficult to do when 2/3 of the story is already written for you and you can have all of the klassic stages, finishers, costumes and characters from that era in a game.
All they'd need to do is repackage that shit and sell it again, and boom, people will gobble that shit up like hotcakes because they can't get over the Trilogy era. How many games now have they had MKII / MK3 costumes, the Toasty, Spine Rip and klassic stages (coming later on to MK11) with people gobbling that up like hotcakes?
As much as I wouldn't like to see another MK9 type of reboot and would rather see more post-MK3 / 3D / PS2 era characters, at this point a reboot would be printing money for them, considering all of the people b!*ching and complaining about Mileena, Ketchup, Mustard and the other 4 male ninjas not being in MK11.
The 2020 movie isn't really big news, though.
Everyone and their mother knows that they're making the movie and that it's in production, featuring a character named Cole Turner.
If you type in "MK movie 2021" in Google, the first 2 things that pop up are the Wikipedia and IMDB pages for it. That's not news, at all.
What's more likely considered "big news" to Boon (even though it's been partially data mined) is a KP2 announcement, along with the other stuff that will be in it.
Despite "leaks" / data mining, Boon and NRS consider this stuff for the game to be surprises.
When MK11 was coming out and people asked Daanish Syed on Twitter about leaked / data mined stuff (regarding the main roster) with the rumors of "secret characters," he put up a .gif of Obama shrugging his shoulders and said something to the effect of "When people ask about secret characters and then leak stuff."
This was specifically talking about them wanting to have Frost remain as a secret character, until the game dropped, but she was leaked ahead of time.
TO THEM it was supposed to be a surprise for the fanbase after playing Chapter 4.
I'll agree to disagree with you that there won't be an MK sequel in 4 years, as well. MK is NRS' bread and butter IP, first and foremost, and they repeat the same cycle every 2 years between the 2 IPs.
and they will just pretend leaks didn't happen. Yeah, but KP2 is already known to happen. What I don't think will happen, will be KP3.
Or that years of support gimmick they swore on.
Yeah, I could see a possible game / movie tie-in.As for movie, I meant some in game content related to the movie.
Pretty sure when the game says "beat Chapter 4 to unlock Frost." right there on the select screen it's anything but a secret.
On this I agree.
I don't think that they ever said that they would support the game for years, just that the support for MK11 would be "longer" than any previous NRS game, which is usually done with DLC by March of the following year.
With KP2 coming out (likely, imo) a few months after Spawn, that statement of "longer support" (while vague as shit) would still hold true, and we all know how NRS is with technicalities.
How about a rerelease of the entire back catalog on PS5, Xbox "Series X", and Nintendo Switch instead of a KP2?
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Yeah, that's pretty much what I think what they meant by "supporting the game longer". They'll probably just release the one character in KP2 every other month like they did in KP1. And after that they'll likely be moving on to their next game.
Everything released before 2000 is the Source Material of Mortal Kombat.Not gonna happen. Anything before MKX, is oppressive, sexist and not politically correct. SJW's will be foaming. Imagine if they re-released games like Deception now. Nitara alone would make SJW's lose their shit and cry how women are being objectified. NRS wants to be more "mature and respectful". Ask Steve Beran, he will tell you how sexist and unrealistic those games are.
Everything released before 2000 is the Source Material of Mortal Kombat.
Because according to NRS MK3 has been retconned with MK11 Sindel, and MK3 Sindel is now considered to be head-canon according to them.
Sindel's Ward created to prevent Shao Kahn from invasion during MK3? All lies (according to NRS), perpetrated yet again by Quan F*%$ing Chi, as if that goddamn character needed even more lore shit added onto him. -___-