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Mortal Kombat X for old consoles delayed again

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Mortal Kombat X was pretty good (except, perhaps, on PC), but so far it’s only been released for newer and more up-to-date gaming platforms. It’s meant to be hitting the older Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 next month, but it’s starting to look like it’s been delayed – if not cancelled.

Numerous retailers the world over have now earmarked December 31 2015 as the game’s release date. Retailers Amazon and Gamestop (via Kotaku), and our own Raru have listed the game for release at the end of the year. That’s pretty obvious placeholder text, but it does likely mean that the game has been delayed once again.

That’s probably a good thing. The old-gen ports are being handled by High Voltage, the same numpties who botched the PC game, trying to fix it later with not one, but two 15 GB patches. While many have had no issues since, many report that the PC game still doesn’t work properly.

Mortal Kombat X was released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Pc on April 14, which in video game terms was ages ago. If the old-gen console versions have indeed been delayed beyond next month, I’m not sure there’s really much point in releasing them at all, especially as more and more gamers move on to new systems. There’s also the very real possibility that the old-gen versions will be stripped of the heart that makes the game fun to play. As a reminder, to date we’ve seen nothing of the old-gen version. Not a frame of video, not a single screenshot, nothing.

It’s something we saw with Monolith’s excellent Shadow of Mordor; the old-gen versions were pared-down, ugly, poorly, optimised and decidedly less fun versions of the game.

Last Updated: May 27, 2015

20 Comments

  1. HairyEwok

    May 27, 2015 at 09:35

    Wow ok. They cant even properly port from the PS4/Xbone to the previous gen. No wonder the PC version is kakking off so much.

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    • Captain JJ Hack&Slash&Dodge

      May 27, 2015 at 10:01

      Buying a fighting game for pc within the first year of release is always a huge gamble. They’re way too often terrible ports.

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      • Krabby Paddy

        May 27, 2015 at 10:04

        In general any game ported from console to pc and didn’t take forever (e.g GTAV), stands a very good chance of being a crap port.

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        • Captain JJ Hack&Slash&Dodge

          May 27, 2015 at 10:08

          Batman and Shadow of Mordor say otherwise. There’s no excuse for taking over a year to port a game to pc. GTA V has no excuse.

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          • Krabby Paddy

            May 27, 2015 at 10:11

            Very true but still the general rule applies. Exceptions are just too few.

          • Captain JJ Hack&Slash&Dodge

            May 27, 2015 at 10:12

            Yes. Agreed. If they bring out a game on all platforms they need to be released at the same time and they need to work right on all of them. Otherwise it’s just poor planning and lack of care from the publisher’s side.

  2. Captain JJ Hack&Slash&Dodge

    May 27, 2015 at 09:50

    They’re not old, they’re experienced.

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  3. ReaperOfSquirrels

    May 27, 2015 at 09:53

    It’s a conspiracy! They’re just trying to get more people to move to current gen.

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    • Krabby Paddy

      May 27, 2015 at 09:56

      Well conspiracy or not, it does make more business sense and business sense does not have the people who can’t afford new gen consoles in mind. It has $$$ in mind, nothing else.

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      • ReaperOfSquirrels

        May 27, 2015 at 09:57

        Yeap, that are true. I’m still sitting with a Xbox360 until further notice so… yeah… f*** you business sense!

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  4. Hammersteyn

    May 27, 2015 at 10:03

    Good, rather wait for the Komplete Edition

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    • Krabby Paddy

      May 27, 2015 at 10:06

      More like Komplete Kak Edition

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      • Hammersteyn

        May 27, 2015 at 10:08

        Well hopefully it will kontain all the DLC Kharacters and Patches

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        • Captain JJ Hack&Slash&Dodge

          May 27, 2015 at 10:08

          That would indeed be very kool

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          • Hammersteyn

            May 27, 2015 at 10:08

            Kant argue with that

          • Captain JJ Hack&Slash&Dodge

            May 27, 2015 at 10:11

            Am I the only one reading these and hearing a thick Afrikaans accent in my mind? 😀

          • Krabby Paddy

            May 27, 2015 at 10:15

            Ja kome on guys. This are like, not being kool.

          • Captain JJ Hack&Slash&Dodge

            May 27, 2015 at 10:15

            I’m wiff you on dis one.

        • Krabby Paddy

          May 27, 2015 at 10:08

          Kan’t wait.

          Reply

  5. Hammersteyn

    May 27, 2015 at 10:11

    heh “That stings”

    Reply

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