Mortal Kombat X has been in the news quite a bit this week with various leaks and rumors and a brand new story trailer being released which centered around series veterans Johnny Cage and Sonya Blade – and earlier today the first character in the Kombat Pack was revealed to be Jason Voorhees. As NetherRealm Studio’s flagship fighting franchise nears its release date, information about the roster and the game have been releasing at a constant pace.
The title is back in the spotlight today with some not so great news for fans waiting to pick up a copy of the game on last generation consoles.
With the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of the game currently in development over at High Voltage Software in Chicago, rumors began circulating earlier today on NeoGaf that these versions were no longer releasing side by side with it’s current-gen counterpart. Speculation intensified after the most recent trailer only showed the PC and current generation console logos and the final straw was drawn after Amazon updated its product listing with a “June 30” release date.
In response to these rumors, Mortal Kombat X publisher, Warner Bros Interactive did confirm that the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of the game would miss the April 14 release date and instead be arriving sometime in the summer. No specific reasons were given for the delay.
“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.”
The publisher did go on to confirm that the current generation versions of Mortal Kombat X are still on track for the April 14 release date.
It’s unfortunate, but Warner Bros. is no stranger to delaying its games on last generation platforms. The most recent example came last year with Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor which saw the last generation versions of the game receive a delay and was eventually released two months later. The current generation and PC versions instead were moved up by a week.
With the player base still so high on last generation consoles, there’s little wonder to why publishers want to continue to serve those players as well as the ones on the newer consoles. In certain cases though, the transition to older hardware looks to be tougher than expected.
How do you feel about this news? Still excited for the game or has it put a damper on things? Let us know below in the comments.
Mortal Kombat X releases on April 14 for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC with Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 now arriving sometime in the summer.