NetherRealm Studios has put an end to community speculation about the next wave of Mortal Kombat 11 DLC, announcing that the company is focusing on its next project and additional content won’t be coming to the game.
This doesn’t mean that the developers are completely abandoning the game, but there will be no more DLC, including additional characters, being worked on for MK11.
The writing was on the wall once NRS dropped Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate, a version of the game that bundled in a majority of the game’s available DLC into an enhanced version of the game last November. This version featured all Kombat Pack One DLC fighters, the Aftermath expansion and characters, and the Kombat Pack Two DLC that was announced alongside it.
Kombat Pack Two, which added John Rambo, Mileena, and Rain, was the final piece of character DLC for the game. The Klassic MK Movie Skin Pack was released last November and will end up being the last big DLC overall.
MK11 was initially released in 2019 and will end development with a total of 37 playable characters, 25 on the base roster and 12 DLC characters. The only updates players should expect moving forward are balance patches and fixes.
The two-year support window isn’t uncommon for NRS and has been used for a majority of the studio’s games, including Mortal Kombat X and both Injustice: Gods Among Us games. Based on that track record, we’ll likely hear about the next NRS project before the end of the year, though no details are available at this time.