Blind Squirrel Games, the devs behind the BioShock Collection and Borderlands Enhanced, was working on the project with the first three Mortal Kombat games remastered. It could have been called Mortal Kombat Remastered or Mortal Kombat Kollection Online.
The images below surfaced on Danny Huynh’s, a Blind Squirrel artist’s ArtStation website, but they were deleted since, and, as always, the Internet didn’t forget again, as Google has cached his page, and we can see the images that had the menus’ concept arts, as well as a new game mode called Krypt, which was to „introduce a new way to play the original trilogy,” and it could have been a dungeon crawler.
The characters would have had new versions in the updated trilogy, and everyone from the first three Mortal Kombat games would have shown up. Back in December, DSOGaming cited its source: „At the end of August, we were once again in front of Ed Boon, this time presenting a playable version of Mortal Kombat Returns. Ed loved it and not soon after he advocated WB executives that they should talk to us about partnering to release the game. After several pitches later to the highest level of WB’s production, finance and sales teams, the team received a call saying, “Your project is heading toward a green light.” After about a week another phone call, “Sorry we’ve decided to go in a different direction and we won’t be needing your group. We can’t trust development of such an important project to a team without any completed game titles.” This occurred around mid-January 2018.”
What a shame. It’s likely that NetherRealm Studios started working on Mortal Kombat 11 then, and that game is out on April 23 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.