After receiving delays both official and rumored, fans expecting Mortal Kombat X to land on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 have waited months since the title launched on current platforms for an official release date. Unfortunately, it appears as if that day will never come.
“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,” the publisher’s announcement states. “We were not able to get [these] 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.”
Past details mentioned that NetherRealm Studios focused entirely on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions, leaving development for older platforms to High Voltage Software. You may remember that name as the studio behind the lackluster PC port, which required numerous updates and patches to reach a playable state after release.
All in all, it’s hard to be surprised by this news, as disappointing as it is. This was likely the final fighting game to appear on previous consoles outside of continued PlayStation 3 support from publishers like Arc System Works and XSEED Games, and fans of the genre will eventually need to move on to keep up with the competition.
Source: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, tip via NightmareSteam