Mortal Kombat X on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 officially cancelled

Warner Bros. finally delivered the death blow to the previous-generation versions of Mortal Kombat X, announcing that the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 iterations of NetherRealm's fighter will not live to fight another day.


Once upon a time, Mortal Kombat X was in line to come to more than just PC and next-gen consoles. The previous generation of consoles were supposed to see some love, too. Then the delays started happening and the prospects of an Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 version of NetherRealm's fighter didn't look so good. Today, Warner Bros. finally delivered a Fatality to these versions of the game, announcing that they are officially cancelled.

"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," reads the Mortal Kombat X forums (via Shoryuken). "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 of Mortal Kombat X games were being handled by High Voltage Software, but it appears that developer's work was to no avail. Warner Bros. is prompting anyone that pre-ordered to return to their retailer to receive a full refund.

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