If you haven't made the leap to current-gen consoles like Xbox One and PlayStation 4 just yet and were looking for a way to enjoy Mortal Kombat X, it looks like you're going to be out of luck.
VG247 reports that Warner Bros. has announced the cancellation of Mortal Kombat X for both the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, following major delays in the release for both systems.
It's not too surprising, given the high quality of the game itself, and how much has obviously gone into its creation. A community post shed some light on the situation, citing quality concerns that arose despite working on the title for an extended period of time. The official statement goes more in-depth:
“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."
At least gamers will be reimbursed for the purchases, but it also could signal a precedent that we'll be seeing more of very soon in the industry: the fading out of last-gen consoles in favor of current-gen titles being heralded above others. Titles are slowing production on last-gen games so the focus can be put on the latest tech and what can be done to push the envelope.
Previously the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions were expected to release this April with the PS4, Xbox One, and PC versions, but they were delayed all the way to June, and then into the fall. It's a shame that not everyone will be able to experience the excellent fighter, but it's just another reason to go ahead and jump into the present, right?
Mortal Kombat X is by far one of the best entries in the entire fighting game series, with cameos by Jason Voorhees, Predator, and other awesome characters. With its brutal fatalities and other killer moves, it's not for the squeamish, but it's great for those of us who like our violence over-the-top and our fighting matches dripping with blood. The Krypt is an interesting way to keep the game alive as well, offering special unlocks and new items to use in the heat of battle here and there.
If you've got a console to check it out on, you should absolutely spend the money to get into the Mortal Kombat X game. If you were one of those affected by the cancellation of both earlier generations of consoles, consider upgrading -- it's totally worth it, especially with this fall's roster.