Mortal Kombat X Cancelled for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3Jon Ledford |
We've got some bad news for last-gen gamers who were waiting to play Mortal Kombat X on the PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360.
Warner Bros. Interactive has announced that the last-gen versions of Mortal Kombat X have been cancelled. The publisher cites the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3's versions being unable to meet the quality of their current-gen counterparts as the reason for their cancellation (spoilers: current-gen games tend to look better than last-gen ones). The PS3 and Xbox 360 editions of the game were being ported by High Voltage Software, who were responsible for the shaky PC version of Mortal Kombat X that was plagued by many issues.
Given the current state of Batman: Arkham Knight for the PC, perhaps Warner Bros. Interactive should rethink their standards in who they hire for porting their games.
Here's what Warner Bros Interactive had to say:
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.
I know, I know — there were a few of you have been waiting for Mortal Kombat X on your last-gen console. Unfortunately, it's simply time to move on. If you stowed away $2 each day since Mortal Kombat X launched, you would've had enough money to buy a current-gen console already. While I feel for those who simply can't afford one, if you're buying new games on a consistent basis, finishing them in a few days, and complaining about games going to PS4 and Xbox One, then perhaps you should cutback a little, because I'm tired of seeing potentially great games being developed to a median level of quality so they can be ported to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 (of course publishers will always prefer multi-gen releases, because money).
In related news, we learned that Ed Boon and the gang at NetherRealm were hoping to get The Terminator as a special guest character. As some of you may remember, Arnie ended up bringing the T-800 over to WWE 2K16 as a pre-order bonus instead. In all honesty, it's kind of tough to bring the slow but strong T-800 to either arena due to how stiff the character moves. Then again, NetherRealm was able to include Jason Voorhees just fine.
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