NetherRealm Studios’ Ed Boon has confirmed the obvious: his next game will be either Mortal Kombat 12 or Injustice 3. While this doesn’t come as a surprise, it’s still nice to have an official confirmation amid reports that Injustice’s future is hanging in the balance following parent company Warner Media’s merger with Discovery. Rumors suggested that Warner Bros. was looking to offload NetherRealm.
Mortal Kombat 12, Injustice 3 reveals aren’t coming anytime soon
Although he’ll be in attendance, Boon has said that he won’t be presenting at the next major industry event, The Game Awards 2023. Fans expected an announcement at Mortal Kombat’s anniversary celebrations earlier but that didn’t happen either. From the sound of things, whatever game NetherRealm is working on next won’t be announced anytime soon.
I3 or MK12
— Ed Boon (@noobde) November 20, 2023
Going by NetherRealm’s previous pattern, it’s Injustice 3 that should be seeing the light of day next but rumor has it that the studio has been forced to prioritize Mortal Kombat 12 as it’s a safer bet than Injustice in terms of commercial performance. However, these rumors remain unsubstantiated and NetherRealm remains tight-lipped about what it’s working on.
It remains to be seen if NetherRealm will release anything other than Mortal Kombat or Injustice in the near future.