After multiple delays left the fate of last-gen versions of Mortal Kombat X hazy, Warner Bros. finally makes it official: they’re not going to finish them.
Released in April for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC, Mortal Kombat X was originally slated to hit the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 sometime during the summer. In May retailer GameStop swapped the placeholder release date of June 2 to December 31, which is GameStop shorthand for a shrug.
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.
Those who preordered the game probably shouldn’t have.