We’ve been talking about Mortal Kombat X for over a year now. When the title finally hit shelves back in April, we were immersed once again in the gruesome, fatality-laden game-world fans have grown to love over the span of this franchise. With the addition of Jason Voorhees and the Predator to the title — where Carl Weathers returns to exact his revenge — it felt like all was once again right with the world.
Initially, Warner Bros. Interactive released Mortal Kombat X for Xbox One and PS4 with plans to unleash a last-gen version for both Xbox 360 and PS3 consoles. Unfortunately, the publisher was hit with one delay after the other and now, according to Polygon, the company released a statement on their community forums to announce the cancellation of these anticipated versions of the game mainly due to their inability to meet “quality standards”:
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. 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 PS3 and Xbox 360 versions in question were originally scheduled to hit shelves in April. Then, the title was pushed back to a summer release until finally being once again pushed back to the fall before the ultimate decision came to end the dream altogether. I guess you can say — in a game-world full of fatalities — we live in the most brutal reality of all as Warner Bros. Interactive just couldn’t FINISH IT.
Get it? Finish it? I kill me.