Warner Brothers (WB) and Interactive Entertainment have said “Finish him,” to the old-generation development of Mortal Kombat X for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
This past week the gaming/entertainment companies announced that the development of the old-gen games were meeting the standards they’d hope for, consequently resulting in the game’s demise, according to IGN News.
The issue of quality was stated several times in a news release posted on WB Games‘ community forum for Mortal Kombat X (MKX), where community admin Yorick said that anyone who pre-ordered the game can return to the retail location from which they bought it and receive a full refund.
Gaming website Kotaku covered the story as well, hinting that they may have known something was up when the WB/Interactive Entertainment duo “quietly delayed” release of the game in May.
We were already asking questions about the previous-gen Mortal Kombat X versions back in May after they were quietly delayed and it looks like we were right to raise an eyebrow or two.
This is the second failure for WB’s Mortal Kombat X. The game’s PC release was fraught with problems. Five months later, gamers are still dealing with issues.
Launching the game successfully on PS3 or Xbox 360 would make it “hard to imagine” a smooth release.
A bit disappointing, but not especially surprising. Mortal Kombat X‘s PC release was a complete shambles. It’s hard to imagine things going more smoothly on two additional — and less capable — platforms.
Responses to the news were varied, with some people saying they were glad the old-gen version was axed.
One commenter named “s_byrnes” responded to the Kotaku story by saying he or she acknowledges that old-gen games probably wouldn’t have reached their “full potential,” but that dropping the PS3 and Xbox360 versions of the game is a “shame … for people who can’t necessarily afford to go and get the latest system.”