It's been a little over two and a half years since Mortal Kombat 11 was first announced with a trailer during The Game Awards. Now NetherRealm Studios has said goodbye to the hugely successful sequel, formally announcing an end to downloadable content support. Read on for details:

The announcement came via the official Mortal Kombat Twitter account, dashing the hopes of a fourth wave of additional downloadable characters, while also sparking widespread speculation about a sequel to the 2017 DC Comics fighting game: Injustice 2.

Mortal Kombat 11 proved to be the complete package: a polished production from the outset that dramatically increased content with the sale of 13 additional characters, including pre-order bonus Shao Kahn, and an expansion of the already robust Story Mode feature with Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath -- a first for the series!

The late 2020 release of Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate contended with several firsts of its own, bringing the game to next generation hardware on PlayStation 5 with cross-generation support, while much of the world was still in lockdown in the grip of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic.

One of the first indications NetherRealm Studios was moving on came with their return to work early this year, and motion capture for "the next show". The developer's announcement has seemingly confirmed it will be for material found in their next release. The studio has also continued to fill significant job positions, undeterred by a rumored sale, corporate maneuverings, and the establishment of new parent company, Warner Bros Discovery.

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Exactly what's coming next remains to be seen. Creative Director Ed Boon inadvertently created soeculation for a Marvel versus DC crossover game with innocuous tweets about the respective movie studios, while a poll about remastered titles more deliberately started Shaolin Monks trending just last month. An international ratings listing for a klassic remaster called "Mortal Kombat Kollection Online" emerged in 2020, but has yet to yield any results.

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