The kombat will never end, but the games themselves do. NetherRealm Studios announced on Twitter that it is finished with updates and DLC for Mortal Kombat 11 and has moved on to its “next project.” Mortal Kombat 11 originally launched in April 2019, then received an expansion called Aftermath in May 2020, and was ultimately repackaged altogether as Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate in November 2020. Along the way, the game picked up some accolades and a strong critical reception.
NetherRealm is now focusing on its next project and after more than two years of supporting Mortal Kombat 11, DLC for the game, including characters, has come to an end.
— Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate (@MortalKombat) July 2, 2021
The final notable update Mortal Kombat 11 received before being declared finished was from November 2020, when the Klassic MK Movie Skin Pack became available. That offered up skins for Johnny Cage, Sonya Blade, and Raiden that gave them the actors’ likenesses from the iconic 1995 Mortal Kombat movie. However, among the casual fans, Mortal Kombat 11 will probably be best remembered for transforming the fighting game series into an R-rated Super Smash Bros., as it incorporated so many surprising guest characters across its Kombat Packs and Aftermath.
Over time, Mortal Kombat 11 added the Joker from DC Comics, Spawn from Image Comics, the T-800 Terminator (with soundalike voice selected by Arnold Schwarzenegger), RoboCop, and Rambo (with actual Sylvester Stallone voice acting), and although NetherRealm is finished developing the game, dream matchups of Terminator vs. RoboCop vs. Rambo will continue for years to come.