Mortal Kombat 11 Had the Best Launch in Series History, Has "Years of Content" Planned

Mortal Kombat 11 Had the Best Launch in Series History, Has "Years of Content" Planned

Mortal Kombat strikes a fatality.

Mortal Kombat 11 just released yesterday, but Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment president David Haddad already announced that the newest fighting game had the best launch in the franchise's history. Considering Mortal Kombat is almost 30 years old, that's a big accomplishment.

Haddad made the announcement at the 2019 GamesBeat Summit in Los Angeles today. It's just a day after Mortal Kombat 11 was released on PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch. "I couldn't be more proud of that team and what they've done and the innovations they've brought to [Mortal Kombat]," Haddad said at the event.

Haddad didn't share specific sales figures but went on to say that Mortal Kombat 11 has the largest launch in Warner Bros. Games's history in the Americas. Again, no small feat considering Warner Bros. Games includes titles from IPs like Batman, Lord of the Rings, and Lego.

He also announced that the team at NetherRealm has "years of new content" planned for Mortal Kombat 11. However, whether that means Mortal Kombat 11 has content to last for years, or just a lot of content in general is unclear.

Though considering other fighting games like Street Fighter 5 are three years old at this point and continue to release new content, it's not impossible to imagine Mortal Kombat 11 continuing for a couple of years—especially considering its successful launch.

There have been some criticisms about Mortal Kombat 11's microtransactions and monetization. Mortal Kombat 11 currently sits at a mixed rating on Steam with criticism largely directed at the microtransactions. Whether this hurts the long-term health of the game remains to be seen.

Check out our Mortal Kombat 11 guide for more of our coverage, including tips and character lists.

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