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The Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 Versions of Mortal Kombat X Have Been Cancelled

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Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment have just announced the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 versions of Mortal Kombat X have been cancelled.

From the Community Admin of Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment:

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.

With the port now cancelled, fans looking to play the game will have to look to upgrade to either the Xbox One or PS4 to finally be able to play it.

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15 comments
  1. Jesus Zamora
    Jesus Zamora
    August 28, 2015 at 6:11 pm

    And no one was surprised. The game would have been severely watered down, given how much work went into PS4 and Xbone versions of the game.

  2. TheFlannelSamurai
    TheFlannelSamurai
    August 28, 2015 at 6:24 pm

    I’m honestly surprised they even had the idea for a ps3/360 version to begin with.

  3. dogmentation
    dogmentation
    August 28, 2015 at 6:28 pm

    I remember a time when game companies didn’t blink an eye at selling a simplified version of a game for another, weaker console, regardless of “quality”. My guess is someone crunched the numbers and a lower poly version was going to take too many $/manhours to produce for a declining last-gen market.

  4. Dewey Defeats Truman
    Dewey Defeats Truman
    August 28, 2015 at 6:30 pm

    I didn’t even know they ever announced one.

  5. benzene
    benzene
    August 28, 2015 at 6:49 pm

    Reminder that MK for Vita exists.

    Some quality standards, eh.

  6. deadeye
    deadeye
    August 28, 2015 at 6:51 pm

    The problem would just be who would buy it? The current gen versions would be clearly superior, and thus the standard for competitions.

    If this was a single player game, sure, you can justify trimming the game down. But its multiplayer, and the community already exists on the current gen consoles.

  7. dogmentation
    dogmentation
    August 28, 2015 at 7:06 pm

    Exactly. For the cost and effort of making a scaled down version of the game, then bugtesting, manufacturing, and supporting it…there’s not enough audience to make it worth their while. I doubt this has anything to do with “quality.”

  8. Biollante
    Biollante
    August 28, 2015 at 7:25 pm

    I actually get a bit nostalgic for those cut-down versions. Some of them were genuinely really impressive in their own way.

    I remember spending a fair bit of time with the Master System port of the original Mortal Kombat.

  9. sanic
    sanic
    August 28, 2015 at 7:41 pm

    Oh no how will I buy goro for $5 now?

  10. Jesus Zamora
    Jesus Zamora
    August 28, 2015 at 8:00 pm

    Not hard to see why they’d give it a go. The PS3 and 360 just have VASTLY bigger market shares, and unlike the Wii, those bases aren’t going to stop buying games for the next couple years, until the PS4 and Xbone have hit mass-market and both consoles are $300. The “last gen” consoles still have at least a year or two of life left in them. My guess is that the project just needed way too many compromises and would have damaged the brand.

    It’s not like the NES era, where you could get away with making a different game with the same name. Now, you gotta deliver a similar experience across platforms.

  11. RetroGamer
    RetroGamer
    August 28, 2015 at 8:32 pm

    A completely valid point. If these versions were completed, any potential customers would already know that the ps3/360 versions of a game are going to be inferior to the current gen ones. Warner Bros simply decided that it wouldn’t be profitable enough to justify.

  12. Neojames82
    Neojames82
    August 29, 2015 at 12:20 pm

    I hear this was a rumor around the time of release. Guess they just couldn’t make it work and/or probably wouldn’t really sell a lot more copies to justify its development.

  13. EdgyDude
    EdgyDude
    August 29, 2015 at 2:40 pm

    We all know this is BS, I’ve been expecting it since they “delayed” the release back around launch. I was still waiting for the Komplete edition anyways..

  14. EdgyDude
    EdgyDude
    August 29, 2015 at 2:46 pm

    I’m more cynical about the low poly excuse considering there’s already a Vita version. If anything it would have made the PS4/Xbone versions look underwhelming in comparison with only a few graphical improvements, thus making people question what exactly did the PS4/Xbone bring to the table? something that’s been asked since their launch.