What does the Mortal Kombat franchise have to offer aside from violence? Is that all Mortal Kombat 11 is?
Mortal Kombat 11 is coming in a few weeks, and as such, NetherRealm Studios is preparing for the launch in a big way. But, the team is also getting asked hard questions about the title. Including creator and co-director Ed Boon about what’s a misconception about the title:
“That it’s just about the violence,” Boon told Game Informer when asked about the franchise’s biggest misconception. “That if you took away the violence, nobody would play it.”
His reasoning for why that’s not the case is that if you only had violence, it would be hard to bring people back for 25 years, which is how long the series has been going on. True, it had a reboot some years back, and Mortal Kombat 11 has a lot of blood and gore in it, but that’s not the only selling point in his eyes:
“It’s died down quite a bit, yeah,” Boon said about the misconception. “It’s a hard argument to say that people are going to buy more and more of the game every year just to see Fatalities.”
The next title is highly-anticipated, and it’ll be curious to see how well it sells.