At the start of this year, Warner Bros and NetherRealm abandoned the PC version of Mortal Kombat X, a port that wasn't super hot to begin with. While the console versions would continue to receive updates and DLC, PC players were left with the one thing worse than pulverised ribs or a spine used as a jump rope: A broken heart.
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There I was, wrapping up a match in Mortal Kombat X and trying to remember the inputs for a finishing move so I could pull off a spectacular win. Then, suddenly, my opponent died in a totally egregious way that I wasn't expecting! This sudden Brutality reminded me that I've always loved Mortal Kombat's bloody surprises.
Mortal Kombat X was't very good on the PC. While not the outright disaster that Batman: Arkham Knight was, it was still plagued with technical problems. A community still formed around the fighting sequel, but Warner Bros. and NetherRealm are cutting ties with PC players; there will be no more DLC for it.
In contrast to Mark, the difficulty I had with this was keeping games that weren't released in 2015 off the list. I did a lot of exploring in 2015, and participating in a fortnightly game challenge also meant I was working through my back catalogue more than I ordinarily would have been.
But that's not to say that there weren't plenty of new releases worth paying attention to. If anything, 2015 has probably been the best year for releases since the launch of the new consoles. So without further delay, here's my unordered selection of what I thoroughly enjoyed from the last 12 months.
Video: The next slate of Mortal Kombat X characters includes Texas Chainsaw Massacre's Leatherface, Alien's xenomorph, Bo Rai Cho, and Tri-Borg. Bo Rai Cho is described as "master of the drunken fist" and Tri-Borg is a mashup of Cyrax, Sektor, and Robot Smoke. They're arriving "first quarter of 2016".
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.