Beyond one mobile game, since NetherRealm Studios was founded eight years ago, it has made nothing but fighting games. In the past, director at the studio, Ed Boon — one of the co-creators of Mortal Kombat — has hinted that he wants to do something else, something other than fighting games.
Now, if you know NetherRealm Studio’s portfolio, you’ll know the former requirement of experience in martial arts fighting games makes sense and as the developer of Mortal Kombat and Injustice, that’s an obvious and likely salient requirement.
As mentioned above, over the course of developing seven games, only one hasn’t been a fighting game, and that was Batman: Arkham City Lockdown, which released for mobile phones in 2011. It was an action-adventure game but wasn’t a first-person action game. So, even if NetherRealm Studios was making another game in this mold which is unlikely, to begin with. That wouldn’t explain why it needs someone with experience making first-person action games.
All of this is to say: is NetherRealm Studios currently making a first-person action game, or at the very least, planning on making one.
light sleeper, heavy dreamer.