NetherRealm Studios has confirmed that it is no longer supporting Mortal Kombat 11, and the reason for this is that the studio will now be shifting its focus fully to a new project. This means that there will be no more DLC characters being created and released for the game, meaning John Rambo, Mileena and Rain were the final characters made for Mortal Kombat 11. There is no indication as to what the next project will be though. The assumption would be either Injustice 3 or Mortal Kombat 12, but the studio may be working on a brand new unexpected game.
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
In our original review for Mortal Kombat 11, Miguel wrote:
This game is the pinnacle of Mortal Kombat action. Fights are fluid, weighty, and gorgeous to look at. Unfortunately, that tightly-designed gameplay is bogged down by a grindy system of loot and consumables that only serves to artificially extend your playtime in the most tedious ways imaginable. There is so much heart and care put into this game, from the combat to the gorgeous visuals and memorable story, but that effort feels nullified by the desperate attempt to twist an iconic video game franchise into just another endlessly online service game.
Meanwhile, in our review for Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath, Nick wrote:
Weighing in at a hefty £34.99, Aftermath feels a bit pricey, despite how good the content is. The Friendships, the new stages and the balance update are all free downloads, so what you’re really paying for is a very short campaign and three extra characters. It’s going to be a very hard sell to casual fans of the series. The package which includes the base game definitely feels like the better deal weighing in around £49.99, but those that own it already might feel a little hard done by.
Still, die hard fans of MK should definitely consider picking Aftermath up. The campaign is short but sweet and the new characters are fun to experiment with. It really just depends on your wallet.
Mortal Kombat 11 was originally released in April 2019, and so received two years of support from NetherRealm Studios.