Eager fans still holding on to their last-gen consoles and were hoping to get their “fatality” on during next month’s promised release were given some sad news this weekend when Warner Bros.confirmed online rumors and announced that Mortal Kombat X for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 had in-fact been delayed.
You may have notice in our Jason Voorhees/ Mortal Kombat X DLC coverage that, at the end of the trailer, where the logos for announced consoles appear, the logos for PlayStation 3 as well and Xbox 360 are noticeably absent this time around when they been present in the past. The PlayStation and Xbox 360 versions/ ports of MKX are currently in-development over at independent Chicago studio High Voltage and are currently said to still be working on the title. However, it seems like they’ll need a little extra time to crunch everything they can onto Sony and Microsoft’s nearly 10year old, aging hardware.
The game is still intended for release however and is not being cancelled, unlike like another recent last-gen title, WB Games own Dying Light, which was also cancelled after the dev team decided that last gen console could not deliver an optimal gaming experience without cutting some major corners. Shadow of Mordor was also delayed for last -gen console, releasing about two months later than their current-gen counterparts. The publisher stated: “Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment today confirmed that the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of Mortal Kombat X being developed by High Voltage Software will release this summer,”
WB Games also reassured fans that this delay for the last gen editions of Mortal Kombat X will not affect the upcoming April 14th release date for PlayStation 4, Xbox One or PC via Steam.