With the great commercial success of Mortal Kombat 11, its post-launch content plan and the premiere of the cinematic reboot during the past year 2021, it is clear that the franchise is in a great moment. So much so that a small study called Eyeballistic has created a petition on change.org called “Mortal Kombat Trilogy Remake Petition” to bring back the original trilogy, the first game of which dates back to 1992, thereby It would also be about to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the creation of the saga.
“The 30th anniversary is next year – the petition was created as early as 2021 – and we would like to honor this amazing franchise with a remake of Mortal Kombat Trilogy on PC and consoles,” reads the description of this petition. MKT is a classic game that combines characters from MK, MK2 and MK3, and also includes scenarios from all three games. “
Surely this would not pass from a mere anecdote if it weren’t for that from Eyeballistic got in touch with Ed Boon himself, co-creator of the franchise and still director of it, back in 2016, receiving his approval to carry out the project.
Warner Bros, a barrier to overcome
Despite counting, according to them, with the full support of Boon, there is still a loose end and it is not trivial precisely, and it is that the property of the IP is not NetherRealm, but Warner Bros, with whose approval they still do not have . “Although Ed was completely supportive of us, Warner Bros, who owns the IP, was not convinced the game would sell 100,000 copies worldwide., with what would not recover the cost of marketing to be able to sell it “.
From Eyeballistic they assure that they have progressed and grown a lot as a studio since that long ago 2016, having signed several agreements to develop games for PS5, Xbox Series and Nintendo Switch, in addition to have improved on rollback netcode technology, today key in the genre of fighting.