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Rumours of a big PlayStation blowout in May continue to swirl, with some fresh fuel fanning the flames; some of the biggest names in the video game insider scene seem to think the legendary fighting franchise will be shown at Sony's next show. Mortal Kombat 12 was semi-sorta revealed during a Warner Bros earnings call, it's worth recalling, in an incredibly underwhelming fashion.

A veritable rogues' gallery of industry insiders, Jeff Grub, Shpeshal Nick and Rand al Thor, and Jez Cordon are all on record as saying this will be a thing; in addition, the series' official website got a major overhaul in recent weeks (thanks Twisted Voxel).

As always, though, we must simply wait and see, but the signs are all there. Sony has been trying to make Mortal Kombat competitions a thing for a while now on YouTube, and the firm very much wants PlayStation to be perceived as the fighting game console. Add onto that the no-doubt very warm relationship between Sony and Warner Bros (collaborating on the marketing campaigns for both Hogwarts Legacy and Suicide Squad), and there does seem to be something here.

When do you think we will see the inevitable successor to Mortal Kombat 11? Take your marks and prepare to fight in the comments section below.