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NetherRealm Studios no longer in charge of developing Mortal Kombat X for Xbox 360 and PS 3

NetherRealm Studios have announced that they will not be in charge of developing the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of Mortal Kombat X

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News 10 Feb 2015, 02:38 IST
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Xbox 360 and PS3 versions now being developed by a different studio.

NetherRealm Studios have announced that they will not be in charge of developing the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of Mortal Kombat X. According to recent statements made by Warner Bros. on VideoGamer.com, the last-gen versions of the game will now be developed by High Voltage Software. Fans needn’t have to worry about these versions being any different as the NetherRealm will be still be overseeing the project.

Warner Bros. has stated their reason for outsourcing the games development was to allow NetherRealms to stay “100 per cent focused on developing for next-gen". The development team will be concentrating on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions in order to “maximise” the games potential.

This decision to outsource the development doesn’t come as a surprise, since most of the games promotional material so far has been for the newer consoles and PC. However, the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game shouldn’t be any different, as High Voltage Software will still be using NetherRealms Studios tech.

High Voltage is also pretty experienced with porting various games in the past. The list includes the PC and PlayStation 4 versions of Injustice: Gods Among Us, and the PC version of Mortal Kombat. Since they have worked with NetherRealms before, they’re pretty likely to do a great job the second time around.

Mortal Kombat X is slated to release on April 14th for the Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PC. The game may also feature microtransactions, though NetherRealms Studio has refused to reveal any details on this yet.

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