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Mortal Kombat X for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 canceled

Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

The long-delayed PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of Mortal Kombat X have finally been canceled by publisher Warner Bros. Interactive, according to a statement posted on the company's community forums.

The publisher cited quality reasons for the delay in its statement, which reads:

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.

The PS3 and Xbox 360 versions were originally slated for release in April. The publisher later changed the game's release window to summer, but the game was reportedly delayed to fall.

Mortal Kombat X was released for PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One on April 14. While NetherRealm Studios developed the current-generation console versions of the fighting game, the PC and previous-generation ports were handled by High Voltage Software.

For more on Mortal Kombat Xread Polygon's review.

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