NetherRealm Studios has ripped the head off the PlayStation 3 version of Mortal Kombat X, which was set to release this year. The last-gen instalment was originally due out alongside the PlayStation 4 edition in April, but was initially pushed back into June. It was then delivered a second upper-cut, and delayed into the fall. Now it's been finished off, with a spokesperson stating that despite the developer's "diligent" work on the port, it just couldn't meet the quality expected of it on the ageing appliance.
"We are very sorry for not being able to deliver the product as originally planned," a statement provided by the developer read. "If you pre-ordered Mortal Kombat X for the PS3, please go to the retail location where you pre-ordered the game and you will receive a full refund."
A cynic may argue that Warner Bros had no incentive to further fund this port, as the game has sold gangbusters on the PlayStation 4, and still appears in sales charts some four or five months since its initial release. We suppose that the title does look darn pretty on Sony's new-gen machine, though, so pairing that down for last-gen consoles may have proved a bridge too far. Either way, with all but Japanese developers rapidly moving away from the PS3, we doubt that this is the last time that we'll have to pen a story like this.