Mortal Kombat creator Ed Boon says he would love to do a crossover with Killer Instinct, very nice decision if you ask fans of both franchise, except for the fact that the title would be an Xbox One exclusive.
Ed boon made this decision while responding to a fan recommendation for a potential Mortal Kombat crossover, Boon, after acknowledging he loves the Killer Instinct franchise said that any possible crossover between the two titles would end up being an Xbox One exclusive, this is expected, given that the Killer Instinct reboot has been a Mirosoft project.
I loves me some KI but a crossover would have to be Xbox exclusive. https://t.co/bb69z4gQCw
— Ed Boon (@noobde) June 18, 2016
Although the tweet isn’t a confirmation that Boon and NetherRealm Studios are working on a crossover, the fact that Ed Boon mentioned this is interesting news for fans who are waiting eagerly for a new Mortal Kombat game and also for those who have been thinking about potential crossovers.
What do you think about the possibility of a Mortal Kombat and Killer Instinct crossover?
Mortal Kombat is a video game franchise originally developed by Midway Games’ Chicago studio in 1992. Following Midway’s bankruptcy, the Mortal Kombat development team was acquired by Warner Bros. and turned into NetherRealm Studios. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment currently owns the rights of the franchise and rebooted it in 2011.
The development of the first game was originally based on an idea that Ed Boon and John Tobias had of making a video game starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, but as that idea fell through, a fantasy-themed fighting game titled Mortal Kombat was created instead. The original game has spawned many sequels and has been spun off into several action-adventure games, films (animated and live-action with its own sequel), and television series (animated and live-action).
Killer Instinct is a fighting video game, the third in the Killer Instinct series, developed by Double Helix Games, Iron Galaxy Studios, Rare and Microsoft Studios under supervision of Ken Lobb, and released as a free-to-play launch game for the Xbox One in 2013. The game is a reboot of the series, though some plot elements from Killer Instinct and Killer Instinct 2 have been retained. Development of the game involves individuals with histories in fighting games on both the developmental and competitive sides. It received positive reviews for its mechanics and engine, but was criticized for its initial lack of content. A second season of characters was released between 2014 and 2015.