Mortal Kombat devs and Injustice Studio are reportedly working on a Marvel fighting game for PS5 and Xbox Series X|S.
By the report, NetherRealm Studios, the dev team behind Mortal Kombat and Injustice games are reportedly working on a Marvel fighting game for the next-gen consoles PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S.
Mortal Kombat Devs are all set.
Since releasing Mortal Kombat 11 back in 2019, NetherRealm Studios have been pretty quiet about their in-development projects. We basically do not know whether the studio is working on a brand new Mortal Kombat game. Which does not seem likely, or another Injustice title.
The latest rumors suggest that NetherRealm’s next project is neither of these two mentioned games. Instead, the team is developing a Marvel fighting game. The rumor comes from a notable leaker and industry insider Daniel Richtman, who shared the details via his Patreon.
Richtman states that NetherRealm is developing a Marvel fighting game for next-gen consoles PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S. He does not reveal much in the post but states that the game is already in production.
Though it would be strange that the Warner Bros-owned NetherRealm would develop a Marvel fighting game. It is likely the best home for a such title given the team’s history. While rumors also insist that NetherRealm is developing Injustice 3.
The studio has been known to develop multiple games at a time, so both may be happening simultaneously. Injustice was an excellent franchise, with both games delivering superb action and an engaging story at the fraction of Mortal Kombat’s gore. A Marvel fighting game by NetherRealm would easily be superb as well, or at least better than the property’s last fighting game appearance.
The Bottom Line
NetherRealm should have spare time on its hands, considering Mortal Kombat 11 and its single-player DLC were supposedly the final entry in a new trilogy. Whether that time is being spent solely on Injustice 3, the Marvel fighting game, or a new IP is unknown. Disney will likely continue to spread Marvel throughout the gaming industry, and a fighting game is a safe bet.
Players can look forward to Hulk-smashing and web-slinging if the rumors are true, and can rest assured that NetherRealm is one of the best options for developing a premier fighting game. As for what incredible characters from the Marvel Universe will appear on the roster, players will have to wait and see.