The next generation of consoles, the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, is nearly upon us. And while we’ve seen some games for both systems, the fighting game genre has been absent from many of these early announcements. Fighting game developer NetherRealm Studios seems to be leading the push for next-gen brawlers, with a brand-new job listing hiring for someone to bring Injustice and Mortal Kombat to PS5 and XSX.
The listing (spotted by EventHubs) simply states NetherRealm Studios is looking for a principal software engineer to work on graphics that will “drive the next generation console graphics vision for the Mortal Kombat and Injustice franchises.” This person will work on “develop[ing] state-of-the-art graphics technology for the PS5 and Xbox Series X,” with particular attention to “optimization, design, and implementation of pivotal new graphics technology.”
There’s no definitive mention in the job listing that NetherRealm is working on new entries for either Injustice or Mortal Kombat. Furthermore, there’s no clarification that the studio has plans to port either Injustice 2 or Mortal Kombat 11 to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.
NetherRealm Studios is a subsidiary of WB Games. WB, earlier this week, said there would be “new announcements” during DC FanDome, the free 24-hour virtual event scheduled to take place on August 22.
Also earlier this week, it has been reported that WB Games–the gaming division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment–may be sold off. The details are a little hazy, with company owner AT&T looking to score a deal that could reach $4 billion, but Take-Two, EA, and Activision Blizzard have all reportedly expressed interest.
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