When Mortal Kombat X was launched, it was announced that it would be arriving on last-gen consoles as well, like the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360. However earlier this year we reported that its release was delayed to the summer, and now it looks like Warner Bros. has decided to cancel the launch on last-gen consoles entirely.
According to a post on the Warner Bros. forums, “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.” Apparently this had something to do with quality issues that they felt they were unable to meet.
“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.”
Given the flak that Warner Bros. received for releasing a buggy version of Batman: Arkham Knight for the PC, we have to say that this was a good call. It is disappointing for gamers who were looking forward to it, but better this than a bad quality release that could damage the franchise. In the meantime Warner Bros. has stated that gamers who have pre-ordered the game can go ahead and request for a full refund.