Despite arriving to a warm reception on current-gen systems and PC, there’s a cloud of doubt brewing above the head of Mortal Kombat X‘s PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions. Prior to the brawler’s April release, publisher Warner Bros. Interactive pushed the port to June 2 in order to allocate all available resources to the current-gen and PC renditions.
However, with the rescheduled release date now right around the corner, it appears as though the company has quietly postponed the port again, which has slipped from June 2 to an unspecified date in the fall. First picked up by Kotaku, the outlet reports that a series of retailers have altered their online listings to reflect this delay, with GameStop in particular changing the release date from next Tuesday to December 31 – a fail-safe that connotes Warner isn’t ready to release further details.
There’s no rhyme or reason as to why Warner Bros. has opted to delay Mortal Kombat X‘s last-gen version for the second time. That said, cast your mind back to the release of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor – also published by Warner – and you’ll remember that the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions paled in comparison to their current-gen brethren. If anything, it proves that the current video games in their finished, optimized state simply can’t bend to the confinements of older hardware without some serious compromises. And don’t be too surprised if this is the true reason why MKX on last-gen is lagging behind.
We’ll keep you posted on the status of Mortal Kombat X on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 as more news appears.