This news was revealed during a live Summer Game Fest Q&A Stream, hosted by Geoff Keighley.
Geoff Keighley: What I’ve always admired is you’ve been doing this franchise since the beginning and it feels like your still having fun. Because a lot of people do the same thing for a certain number of years and it’s like, alright I’ve done all I can do, but for you, it feels like your having as much fun as you were back in the day, or even more fun. Probably now because your getting licenses and things, that people back in the day wouldn’t take the meeting, and now everyone wants to be in it probably.
Netherrealm Studio’s Ed Boon: Mortal Kombat has become like a staple thing, almost Marvel-like. You don’t expect the last Marvel movie to ever come out, they’re just gonna keep coming. Even though we’ve been able to scratch other itches, you know doing injustice games and stuff, and we have other stuff in the oven, but it’s always nice to do the Mortal Kombat games. Especially when the players have been embracing them as they have. If you would have told me that this would be our, so far fastest-selling Mortal Kombat games of all of them, 20 something years later, I wouldn’t have believed it. The fact that they’re doing as well as they ever have is great.
Interesting, as many are currently speculating that the next title by NetherRealm Studios may indeed be a new Injustice Game. Given some of the teases found in Mortal Kombat 11. However with this piece of news, perhaps this isn’t the case. Whatever it is, we hope it’s as enjoyable as their recent offerings have been.