Ava Martinez 2023-08-27 08:50

Mortal Kombat Creator, Ed Boon Discusses Challenges of Balancing Violence and Monetised Streaming

Ed Boon, creator of Mortal Kombat, has discussed the challenges reconciling desired in-game violence with the requirements to tone down content for streaming. He emphasised that despite potential benefits for influencers and content creators, removing aspects such as blood or fatalities would compromise Mortal Kombat's core identity. 

He mentioned that while maintaining violence isn't critical, preserving the game's spirit is imperative. He is continually looking for ways to meet these criteria and permit streamers to showcase and create content. He acknowledged this as a difficult balancing act. 

Notably, details of Mortal Kombat 1's two single-player modes recently announced at this year's Gamescom event include an Invasion mode where players navigate a boardgame-like map with various challenges.