This week Mortal Kombat creator and head of Netherrealm Studios Ed Boon, revealed via Twitter that a HD remaster of the original Mortal Kombat, was once in the works. Whilst now cancelled, Boon also revealed a solitary screenshot of the remaster that could have been. When talking about the project he went on to state that:
Hi-Res Kombat …. one of these days I’ll post an article explaining how the MK HD edition never came to be…..
Hi-Res Kombat …. one of these days I’ll post an article explaining how the MK HD edition never came to be….. pic.twitter.com/oubqNSIyiv
— Ed Boon (@noobde) November 7, 2015
Based on the wording of his tweet, it does seem like there may be a story to tell here. Hopefully one day we’ll find out, but until then we’ll just have t0 be left wondering what could have been. It’s clear to see though from the solitary screenshot that a lot of work had gone into the foundations of this remaster, with it seemingly including online play. Moreover, none of this work seemingly tampered with the feel of the original title that caused global controversy. Although of course it’s hard to tell a lot from one screenshot.
Nevertheless, it would have been amazing to see a completely remastered version of the original title in the Mortal Kombat series. I for one really hope that this project rises from the ashes Much like Mortal Kombat’s flagship character Scorpion has, time and time again.