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...