As most of you know there is some debate, maybe too strong of a term, over whether MK 2011 is a sequel, a remake, or a reboot. Many articles, I've read, consider it a reboot since it goes back to the beginning of the series with upgraded tech. At least the internet movie database considers it a remake if MK 3. Netherealm, I'm guessing, considers it just a sequel; since they have said they don't consider it a reboot.
My idea is to consider it, an 'In-universe reboot'. Since it does go back to the beginning of the series, but it does still refrence the events of the other games. Just an idea, maybe it's been said or suggested somewhere else before but I haven't seen it.