Hot on the heels of the news that legendary slasher-flick icon Jason Voorhees will be the first “guest” character in Mortal Kombat X, we have learned that the game’s launch on last-gen consoles PS3 and Xbox 360 is being pushed back to summertime.
Wait, for real?
Yes. The first clue was a very quiet listing change on Amazon this morning. Warner Bros. has confirmed that Mortal Kombat X will be delayed for last-gen systems until the summer, though current-gen consoles and PC gamers are still on track to get the game on the originally scheduled date of April 14th.
So, by summer, you mean what exactly?
If the updated Amazon listing is accurate, the new release date for Mortal Kombat X on PS3 and Xbox 360 will be June 30th.
According to the publisher:
“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 Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Windows PC versions will be available April 14.”
Does this mean I have to go invest in a new console?
No. Although folks who have yet to upgrade to a next-gen console may need to get familiar with this sort of thing happening. With the way games are advancing, it’s no longer feasible to simply “downgrade” a game for use with last-gen technology and call it a port. Games as heavy-handed and powerful as Mortal Kombat X will require significant scaling to operate smoothly on last-gen systems and as much as the more frugal folks may dislike it, industry development focus is going to be primarily on PS4, Xbox One and PC.
Too lazy, didn’t read. What are the updated release dates?
Mortal Kombat X releases for PS4, Xbox One and PC on April 14th. The release date for PS3 and Xbox 360 has been tentatively moved back to a summer launch of June 30th.