Mortal Kombat X for Xbox 360 And PlayStation 3 Cancelled: Here's Why


Mortal Kombat X for the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360 was pushed back until this summer, then pushed back until this fall and has finally been pushed into the waste bin. 

A Warner Bros. community administrator, Yorick, announced on Friday the cancellation of Mortal Kombat X's for last gen consoles. The game's listing has also been removed from Sony's PlayStation website.

"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," Yorick said.  "Please know our teams worked diligently to meet the quality standards set by the current-gen versions of the game."  

While developer NetherRealm created the core Mortal Kombat X game, High Voltage Software was tasked with porting the gory fighting game to PC and last gen console. The PC port had more than its share of issues, but it seems the cancellation of the game can be chalked up to the power limitations of the last gen hardware.

"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," said Yorick. 

All pre-orders for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 version of the game will be refunded in full, according to Yorick.

The cancellation of Mortal Kombat X for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 is just the latest bit of disappointing news surrounding the last generation hardware. And there's a lot more where that came from, though there will of course be millions of people who hold onto their last generation hardware and regularly play it. 

On Thursday, Destiny developer Bungie revealed that the next major patch for its sci-fi shooter requires more hard drive space than some last generation consoles have. Bungie had two recommendations to gamers who play on last generation consoles. Install a bigger hard drive or upgrade your console.

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