Mortal Kombat X for 360 and PS3 cancelled

Warner Bros. gives up on legacy generation ports for hit fighting game, cites quality concerns

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has crossed Mortal Kombat X for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 off its release list. On Friday, a WBIE community admin posted on the game's official forums, confirming something many had already suspected.

"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," the admin wrote. "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. "

The previous-generation ports had been in the works at High Voltage Studios. High Voltage also handled the game's PC port, which posted a 76 Metacritic average noticeably below the scores posted by NetherRealm Studios' original Xbox One (86 Metacritic average) and PlayStation 4 (83 Metacritic average) versions, which launched in April.

Cancelled ports aside, Mortal Kombat X has been a success for WBIE. The game debuted atop the sales charts in the US and UK, and--alongside the launch of Batman: Arkham Knight--helped push Warner Bros.' game revenues up 135 percent year-over-year for the quarter of its release.

More stories

Warner Bros. Games names David Hewitt as head of Monolith Productions

Former Sony Santa Monica director will now oversee studio behind Middle-earth: Shadow of War

By Jeffrey Rousseau

One Patent To Rule Them All | Podcast

We discuss the implications of Warner Bros' Nemesis system patent, with Harbottle & Lewis' Kostya Lobov

By GamesIndustry Staff

Latest comments (1)

Alfonso Sexto Lead Tester, Ubisoft Germany6 years ago
More and more big companies starting to give up on old gen. Maybe now we'll see the definitive jump towards officially considering "next gen" into "current gen"
2Sign inorRegisterto rate and reply

Sign in to contribute

Need an account? Register now.