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New Mortal Kombat Aims to Be 'Golden Standard' of Online Fighters

With Midway having recently sold the Mortal Kombat franchise and Chicago-based development team, among other assets, newfound owner Warner Bros. has revealed its intent to turn the fighting series into "the 'gold standard' for network play."

"We are looking for someone who wants to push the boundaries of what is possible with online interaction," reads a job listing for WB Games Chicago uncovered by TRMK. That someone will be expected to help "implement cutting-edge online features to ensure the Mortal Kombat franchise is an industry leader in online functionality."

The Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe team, recently rebranded WB Games Chicago, and series co-creator Ed Boon are currently working on a new entry tentatively dubbed Mortal Kombat 9. Little is known of the new project, with Boon having promised that the game is targeting a Mature rating, has "sick" fatalites, and won't include any superheroes.

Chris Faylor was previously a games journalist creating content at Shacknews.

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