Mortal Kombat X's Xbox 360 And PS3 Releases Have Been Canned

We were already asking questions about the previous-gen Mortal Kombat X versions back in May after they were quietly delayed and it looks like we were right to raise an eyebrow or two. Warner Bros. has just announced that the game's Xbox 360 and PS3 editions have been cancelled and will never see the light of a disc-reading laser.

Over on WB Games' official forums, community admin "Yorick" posted the following announcement:

After months of development, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has come to the regrettable conclusion that we cannot release Mortal Kombat X for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Please know our teams worked diligently to meet the quality standards set by the current-gen versions of the game. We were not able to get the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions to the quality expected of a Mortal Kombat game and are very sorry for not being able to deliver the products as originally planned.

If you pre-ordered Mortal Kombat X for PS3 or Xbox 360, please go to the retail location where you pre-ordered the game and you will receive a full refund.

A bit disappointing, but not especially surprising. Mortal Kombat X's PC release was a complete shambles and still remains half-baked five months on, so it's hard to imagine things going more smoothly on two additional — and less capable — platforms.

And at some point, they're going to have to give the news to the site's web designer...

Announcement About Old Gen Editions of MKX [WB Games Community, via Reddit]


Comments

    Good.

    It's about time the previous gen was...you know, actually previous gen.

      I don't get it.

        Basically he's saying that if they keep trying to make games that work on both Current Gen and Previous Gen, then the games themselves won't reach their full potential.

        Which is true, especially for when it comes to graphics, but also is true for the amount of story they could potentially make etc.

        Even still, it is a shame that it won't be updated for people who can't necessarily afford to go and get the latest system for their kids or themselves.

        It doesn't personally bother me either way since I own a PC, but I can see where he's coming from.

          I know you were talking in general terms, but it's all good because the kids won't be missing or crying over this R rated game anytime soon

          Last edited 29/08/15 9:27 pm

            Yeah, that's true, but you're right I was talking in general for the majority of games etc.

        I'm meaning that they need to stop making games for the previous gen and concentrate on the current gen, so this is a good result.

          But that raises the question of "current generation" consoles lagging behind PC specs. Which is funny in itself because recent PC versions of high profile games have been woefully inadequate.

            Consoles always lag behind PC specs, even when they are newly released. That's nothing new. Not sure what that has to do with the argument of leaving the previous gen of consoles behind to just concentrate on the current, newer gen.

            Last edited 29/08/15 11:49 pm

          Even after almost 9 years...the user install base of the PS3 is still large (massive) enough to profit from

          Last edited 29/08/15 10:15 pm

            You could have said the same thing about the PS2, and that's the best selling console of all time...but they left that behind pretty quickly once the PS3 was out.

            The start of this console generation has been the weirdest to date...2 years into the new gen's life and they are still putting new games out on the previous gen. Large install base or not, it's time to let that aging hardware go.

              The difference is...Processing, overall computational power and graphically the jump from PS2 to PS3 was bigger than the jump from PS3 to PS4

      Right now, I hardly touch my PS4, as I've gone back to my PS3

    Call me old fashioned, but I still think Mortal Kombat should belong in an Arcade.
    O wait...

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