NetherRealm is engaged in updated graphics technologies for the next generation of consoles and, judging by the description of one of the vacancies, is going to “move” to the next version of the Unreal engine. The company is looking for a software engineer in the KoreTech technical division “to help develop and update key technologies for the Unreal Engine 4 based engine.”
Prior to that, the creators of the Mortal Kombat series worked with UE3 – Ed Boone’s team made games on its basis even before NetherRealm was founded in 2010. On its significantly improved version, all the studio’s games have been developed to date, including mobile projects and the MK 11 released in 2019.
However, for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, they want to use more modern technology. It was mentioned in the vacancies posted on the WB Games website that the company is recruiting specialists to create the next generation of Mortal Kombat and Injustice. The studio also needs an animation specialist “who would set a new benchmark for high-quality character animation.”
So far, NetherRealm has not announced exactly what it is working on, and details of the company’s next projects are unknown. The studio’s latest release so far is the Aftermath add-on for Mortal Kombat 11, released in May 2020.