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Mortal Kombat and Injustice next-gen games in development, NetherRealm job listing confirms

NetherRealm Studios is hiring for people to work on new instalments in the Mortal Kombat and Injustice franchises, confirming they will be coming to PS5 and Xbox Series X.
Mortal Kombat and Injustice next-gen games in development, NetherRealm job listing confirms

Mortal Kombat and Injustice are set for next-gen instalments on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, a NetherRealm job listing has confirmed. 

While the prospect of a next-gen Mortal Kombat title won’t surprise anyone considering the huge sales success of Mortal Kombat 11, it’s still surprising to see it so clearly stated within a public job advertisement. 

Posted on the jobs page for WB Games on 4th June, the advert is seeking a principal software engineer to “drive the next generation console graphics vision for the Mortal Kombat and Injustice franchises”. 

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Mortal Kombat will be coming to next-gen, to the surprise of no one (Picture: NetherRealm)


The advert later specifically mentions the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5, along with the “implementation of pivotal new graphics technology”. 

The most interesting part is how this seemingly confirms another Injustice title is in the works, with Injustice 2 released back in 2017. 

It’s likely a new Injustice entry will come before another Mortal Kombat, with Mortal Kombat 11 only released last year while major DLC update Aftermath arrived last month. 

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Could an Injustice 3 announcement be on the horizon? (Picture: NetherRealm)


But when could Injustice 3 be potentially announced? There’s a possibility the upcoming DC FanDome event in August might have some game announcements, if not sooner across the Summer of Gaming events scheduled over the next couple of months. 

Mortal Kombat 11 is also set to play a major role at this year’s EVO Online, as one of few games staging open-tournaments around the world.