Mortal Kombat Vs. Street Fighter Still a Possibility?
Let’s be honest: when it was announced last week that the next Mortal Kombat game would in fact pit Sub-Zero and Co. against heroes from the DC universe, a lot of people’s initial reaction was, “Whoa! Awesome.” And then, just as quickly, their reaction changed to, “Wait…that’s kind of goofy.” Well, Midway’s got a little salt to rub in those people’s wounds. Co-creator of Mortal Kombat, Ed Boon, recently stated that the next MK game was very nearly “Mortal Kombat Vs. Street Fighter.” He also outlined some of the problems the team ran into trying to put that together:
“If we were to do a Street Fighter vs. Mortal Kombat game, who’s going to develop it, and who’s going to own the rights to it? It’s that kind of issue,” said Ed Boon. “I did a couple of write-ups and whatnot on it, and sometimes we’d get really close to it but issues like our representative for the other company left the company for some reason, and that reset the whole thing back to beginning.” It was that close, when asked if it could ever come up again “Maybe, I still want to see it happen.”
You hear that noise? That’s the sound of thousands of MK and Street Fighter fans simultaneously banging their heads against the wall. Seriously, that’s a team-up that gamers have been wanting for over a decade now. So close, and yet so very far.