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NetherRealm: We Want To 'Do More Than Just Make Mortal Kombat'

Matt Gardner
Ed Boon, Mortal Kombat, Netherrealm Studios, Warner Bros. Interactive

NetherRealm: We Want To 'Do More Than Just Make Mortal Kombat'

NetherRealm Studios' studio head Ed Boon has been a bit cagey following his suggestion towards the end of last year that they were taking a break from Mortal Kombat and, but he has said in a recent interview that he'd "be surprised" if the studio never stepped back into the gloriously gory fray with their popular fighter. Mind you, that's not to say he and his team don't want to diversify.

"I would be surprised if Warner Bros. and us never released another Mortal Kombat game again. We don't have a title to announce, but if this last one sold over 3 million and counting, there's a certain amount of assumption that we'd consider doing another Mortal Kombat game," said Boon, talking to Gamespot.

"But at the same time, we want our studio to do more than just make Mortal Kombat games. We love making them but we also want to do different types of games. Different genres, different IPs."

NetherRealm have started the process of branching out with their recent foray into mobile gaming, with the studio keen to explore these new openings and possibilities.

"The Batman iOS game was kind of like us dipping our foot into that whole different types of games to do,"said Boon, before confirming that 2012 is likely to be a year of "diversification" for the studio. Not that they're completely abandoning their flagshi franchise. "We're going to continue in that direction, but I would be surprised if we never did another Mortal Kombat game again."

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