We are sure many of you had been eagerly awaiting for the launch of Mortal Kombat X on last gen consoles – the PS3 and Xbox 360. Though sadly, creators NetherRealm Studios have officially announced that there will be no Mortal Kombat X on these consoles. In a statement made by community administrator at Warner Bros games, he said that “Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment will no longer release the PS3 and Xbox 360 version of “Mortal Kombat X”.
He further mentioned that after months of working on MKX for the PS3 and Xbox 360, WB Interactive Entertainment had come to this ‘regrettable conclusion’. As the team could not pull off the quality standards which the current-gen version of the game offers, and further added that they were not able to get last-gen consoles to match the quality standards ‘expected of a Mortal Kombat game.’
Meanwhile, those of you who have already pre-ordered the game for PS3 and Xbox 360, are now entitled for a full refund via the retailers they placed their pre-order.
Hence, this a pretty clear indication that current-gen games are rather demanding on the console. As gaming titles, today feature high-end graphics using the latest game engines such as Cry or Frostbite, which apparently old-gen consoles aren’t equipped to handle.
It seems the time has come for most of us to upgrade to current gen consoles, as most of the upcoming titles won’t be coming to last-gen consoles. For instance, Bethesda is reportedly not planning to release the highly anticipated AAA title ‘Fallout 4’ on the older generation of consoles.
Mortal Kombat X, as the name suggests is the tenth installment of the wildly popular franchise, and will now be available only on the Xbox One, PS4 and PC. The game for now has become top-selling game of the year 2015, even overtaking Grand Theft Auto 5. While the latest version of the game has also become the fast selling entry in the franchise. Thanks to new gameplay mechanics along with the introduction of new characters, Mortal Kombat X has had the best launch in the 25-year history of the franchise.