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frabnPosted: 03/07/2018 03:26 AMStatus ::

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Has It Begun?

As we are already in March of 2018, with the purported final content for I2 being released in February, we are now in a "dark period" with NRS. In other words, no more major news is coming out of the studio, other than the fact that the I2 "Complete" Edition (but not really complete) is coming out at the end of the month.

We know, typically, that a complete edition release signifies the end of a game's lifecycle...all of the expected DLC is out, the game has been mostly fine-tuned and the greater majority of any major updates have been released and patched into the game. Save for a few hotfixes here and there, and maybe some occasional small-scale content, Injustice 2's development cycle is over.

Now...what does that mean? What exactly is a "dark period"?

There's different terms for it, but when a studio goes "dark" it generally means, as explained above, that no major news is coming out. When this occurs at the end of a major product's life cycle, it typically means that information about the next major project will be forthcoming. Boon began teasing MKX in April and May of 2014, with the official announcement on June 2nd, 2014. As we are once again approaching this time frame, and NRS tends to adhere to scheduled time frames, it is highly likely that teasing for the next MK game will begin soon.

I expect an announcement no later than June of this year with an anticipated release date of April 2019. With the development cycle typically being 4 years between games in a franchise, 2 years from game to game, we are looking at the 3rd year cycle dry spell, where nothing other than DLC content for I2 will be released.

Boon, in recent weeks, has begun tweeting MK-related tidbits at a much more frequent rate. None of them are of any particular note, but the MK tweets have increased, which is usually an attempt to start generating hype.

And before anyone asks - no. I am not in contact with my source, and have not heard from him in quite some time. I do not believe I will hear from him again, and I do not know if he even still works for NRS. Again, all I know is that he was a former coworker at another major gaming company that left said company after his dev internship for a role as a junior dev at NRS, so he says. Since much of his information has been wrong I believe he either did not directly work on the MK franchise, or at least was not privy to confirmed info...or he did not actually work there at all.

Just based on past history dating back to MK 2011 reboot (can you believe it's been almost 7 years already?), I fully expect the teasing to begin around April, and the official announcement/first footage and image by early June.

What do you think?

Well, you all got your Tremor now. Can we finally move on?
DetoxPosted: 03/07/2018 06:30 PMStatus ::

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RE: Has It Begun?

Pretty much spot on. As you said, the number of MK tweets from Boon has increased exponentially. He may be a troll, but often times, he lays a lot right out there in the open(Leatherface Tweet months before KP2’s announcement). E3 is June 12-14. A trailer will probably land a week before along with random GameStop preorder posters leaking, etc.

I’m not quite ready to declare it “begun”, but it’s damn close. I can’t wait.

There are bigger sacrifices one might be asked to make than going a little mad.
MK-DAPosted: 03/13/2018 05:04 AMStatus ::

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RE: Has It Begun?

We should expect a teaser in late May - early June and some gameplay footage from e3.

There are also some rumors from a guy that claims he has seen the trailer and posted a detailed description, but I doubt that's legit.

barakallPosted: 03/14/2018 05:58 PMStatus ::

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RE: Has It Begun?

Yeah, not buying it, don't think they'r even close to creating the next MK game. Don't get your hopes up.

MK-DAPosted: 03/14/2018 08:27 PMStatus ::

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RE: Has It Begun?

barakall Wrote:
Yeah, not buying it, don't think they'r even close to creating the next MK game. Don't get your hopes up.

You're wrong, It's already been unofficially confirmed by Boon that we will have the next mk by early 2019. Check out his most recent youtube interviews for more info about it.

frabnPosted: 03/23/2018 06:49 PMStatus ::

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RE: Has It Begun?

Yeah, he'll start feeding the hype train soon. I expect April will begin the shenanigans. Lots of people speculated there would be an official announcement at GDC this week, but that's never the case - GDC is basically the equivalent of a tech summit.

I'm absolutely certain that as always, June will be the announcement time. I'm curious to see what teases will come over the next 2 months as we wait.

Well, you all got your Tremor now. Can we finally move on?
kataclysmicmindPosted: 03/28/2018 09:30 PMStatus ::

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Yeah expect Boon to start tweeting not so subtle hints in april through may with first reveal trailer a week before e3

OrangatangKangPosted: 04/02/2018 03:11 AMStatus ::

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