Industry insider and journalist Jeff Grubb has claimed that NetherRealm Studios is presently prioritizing Mortal Kombat 12‘s development over the next Injustice due to uncertainty surrounding its future under WB Games.

According to Grubb, Mortal Kombat 12 is a safer bet than Injustice, partly because the latter involves licensing agreements that can complicate matters should Warner Bros. want to offload NetherRealm. Additionally, Mortal Kombat is a money-maker.

“It lines up with the reality and it lines up with what I’ve heard, the place Mortal Kombat 12 would take advantage of sense as a result of that’s a sport they know will earn a living, it’s going to promote nicely,” Grubb mentioned in a GiantBomb video (by way of Video Games Chronicle). “Mortal Kombat 11 was great, it’s doing well, but if you come out with Mortal Kombat 12 it will also sell and do well. At the same time, you don’t have to use any of these Batman or Superman characters that might be tied up in licensing if you try to get rid of NetherRealm or sell it to whoever.”

In July, WB Games denied reports that it’s seeking to promote NetherRealm. The firm launched an announcement after Windows Central’s Jez Corden claimed to have seen a doc pertaining to the potential sale of NetherRealm and LEGO developer TT Games.

“I can confirm NetherRealm Studios and TT Games will continue to remain a part of Warner Bros. Games, and all are included in the Warner Media Discovery merger,” a WB spokesperson mentioned.

Given Grubb’s glorious monitor document, it’s doubtless that WB is contemplating, or has thought-about, a sale. We’ll replace our readers when we’ve extra info.

[Source: GiantBomb by way of VGC]