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Ed Boon Q&A on Twitter

Kiss the Missile

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Ed Boon did a spur of the moment AMA on twitter, and true to our communities history, we wasted nearly every opportunity asking shit we knew we wouldn't get answers too like "when is next game" "what is next game". I did find a few interesting ones tho

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Including resident TYM dinosaur Tim Static asking about Shaolin Monks. I think its interesting Ed goes out of his way to say "MK and Injustice" instead of "other projects". Also feels like a big deconfirm on anything happening with Shaolin Monks any time soon.
Also looks like another deconfirm for Tremor, considering he could have just left it off at the first part of that sentence. Tho I'm glad to see Ed say he has a chance in the future. For those who weren't around for MK9, Ed Boon used to hate the idea of Tremor lol
 

Marinjuana

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He also said he'd be surprised if you "NEVER" saw another MK game as well as the the part where Tremor is not in the next game but he'd again be surprised if we "NEVER" saw him again. Given that, the talk of Injustice and the mention of how MK11 sold well so obviously they will make another, I'm thinking he's throwing out that the next game is Injustice. But expert secret keeper Boon has left room for interpretation

Also worth mentioning that he said the games get a full announce/release schedule when it's ready. Not surprising at all but just a little info on how they go about their release schedule
 

Marlow

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My read on the situation:

  1. They're working on one game, maybe 2
  2. It could be either MK, Injustice, or something else
Now I know what you're thinking based on the reveals above, but before anyone asks, no I do not have any inside sources. This is all just smart conclusions I've drawn.
 

Marlow

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I am a little curious by the "we've got more than one pot on the stove".

I assume the main thing they're working on is either MK or Injustice game. Hard to believe they'd stray too far from a formula which has been pretty profitable.

So would the other pot be something like the usual mobile game that goes along with everything? Would it or could it be a re-master or re-make of a past game? Or could they actually be simultaneously doing a new MK/Injustice while also working on something like a Shaolin Monks adventure game? Would they have the proper resources to do both at the same time?
 
I am a little curious by the "we've got more than one pot on the stove".

I assume the main thing they're working on is either MK or Injustice game. Hard to believe they'd stray too far from a formula which has been pretty profitable.

So would the other pot be something like the usual mobile game that goes along with everything? Would it or could it be a re-master or re-make of a past game? Or could they actually be simultaneously doing a new MK/Injustice while also working on something like a Shaolin Monks adventure game? Would they have the proper resources to do both at the same time?
If they're developing multiple games, I'm a little curious if Mileena is in both.
 

Kiss the Missile

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I am a little curious by the "we've got more than one pot on the stove".

I assume the main thing they're working on is either MK or Injustice game. Hard to believe they'd stray too far from a formula which has been pretty profitable.

So would the other pot be something like the usual mobile game that goes along with everything? Would it or could it be a re-master or re-make of a past game? Or could they actually be simultaneously doing a new MK/Injustice while also working on something like a Shaolin Monks adventure game? Would they have the proper resources to do both at the same time?
It would be really interesting if they finally combined the Injustice and MK mobile game as MKvsDC Mobile lol
 
Whatever they are making better be mind blowing at this point because they sure seem to be taking their good old time.
 

Vslayer

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It really show's he's dying to tell us more. Really hope we get a peek at something by the end of the year. But I'm guessing it'll be more like early next year.
 

Kiss the Missile

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It really show's he's dying to tell us more. Really hope we get a peek at something by the end of the year. But I'm guessing it'll be more like early next year.
Yeah I really get the vibe that Ed is annoyed with his bosses. He usually interacts with the community so much more. Even with these AMAs he's being extremely dry. There is zero humor in any of his answers and thats so unlike him
 

Marlow

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The Game Awards are in Dec, right? So we should hopefully see something by then, if the plan is for a 2023 late spring release.

If I have my timeline right, MK11 was announced at the 2018 The Game Awards, and then launched April 23, 2019. So hopefully a similar timeline would have the next big title released April/May 2023.

Early Dec makes sense. Get people hyped, and conveniently let people pre-order the game right around a huge commercial holiday.
 

Marinjuana

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I'd like a game with less Special Forces focus, personally.
Preach. I like Jax, he needs to keep his streak of being in every MK game. I like Sonya. Cassie and Jacqui even. But the special forces aspect of these characters is the lamest thing about them to lean into.

I thought it was fun for the trilogy but I also don't need to see mokap Special Forces NPC's vs Outworld/Netherrealm NPC's. Save the dev time and let's see some fighting and martial arts

And Johnny should have no part of Special Forces/Military stuff outside of being an action movie star
 

Pizza

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And Johnny should have no part of Special Forces/Military stuff outside of being an action movie star
This!!!

I like Sonya and Jax, and I always want them in the roster. Well, I didn't like MK11 Jax that much because his young version has a baby face and doesn't look anything close to John Parrish; where's the moustache?! why doesn't he look more mature? idk

Jacqui is fine, I have no problem with her. I liked Cassie a lot in MKX, in MK11 I barely played her.
 

Law Hero

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This!!!

I like Sonya and Jax, and I always want them in the roster. Well, I didn't like MK11 Jax that much because his young version has a baby face and doesn't look anything close to John Parrish; where's the moustache?! why doesn't he look more mature? idk

Jacqui is fine, I have no problem with her. I liked Cassie a lot in MKX, in MK11 I barely played her.
I'd rather they add new factions and characters instead of expanding on old ones. I think that's why the Kotal Krew was so well-received in MKX compared to the kombat kids. A bunch of new characters as part of a relatively new faction has more potential than just new military people or new Shirai Ryu.

I still think there's a lot of potential for some characters from other realms to have time to shine.
 

Pizza

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I still think there's a lot of potential for some characters from other realms to have time to shine.
Oh for sure! We need more people from the other realms. I wish we got Sareena, Havik and Hotaru back. There are many 3D era characters that could be reinvented in good ways, but hating on them has become a meme so I doubt we'll see many of them.