After several delays, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced today that the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 editions of Mortal Kombat X will no longer be released. The last-gen version of the bloody brawler were originally set to launch alongside the current-gen version, which released back in April.
In a statement posted to the Mortal Kombat X community forum, the studio detailed why the ports had been canned after months of development.
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.
While this is certainly unfortunate news for those looking forward to playing MKX on the PS3 or Xbox 360, this isn’t entirely surprising. The two delays were the first indication that things weren’t going smoothly during development. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has also been a publisher putting a priority on releasing titles on current-gen consoles only, as seen in recent releases such as Dying Light and Batman: Arkham Knight.
It won’t provide much solace to those upset by this news, but you can find our coverage of Mortal Kombat X, including our glowing review of the title, right here.