In case you forgot, yes, Mortal Kombat X is indeed still coming to the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The critical success of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One launches might have pushed that fact from the collective gaming mind, but Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment is still bringing it out… eventually.
Major retailers like Amazon and GameStop have pushed back their release dates to officially read Dec. 31, 2015, a common placeholder for a game that will be released before the year is finished. Kotaku is reporting that its readers have been informed by Gamestop of a fall release as well after the original launch date was changed from June 2.
The previous generation builds had already been hit with one delay pushing it later into the summer. NetherRealm Studios is not in charge of the development of these versions as they had been handed off to High Voltage Software, the company behind the PC release.
My guess is that the studio is having trouble simply getting the game running at a satisfactory level with the old technology. Alas, we have seen all that the PlayStation 3 and Xbox One are capable of now. We are probably witnessing the last of the cross generational Western releases this year.
Japan still has no problem tapping into that huge PlayStation 3 userbase. Don’t expect that to dry up for some time, and don’t expect that we’ve seen the last of the console from its home country.