October 9th, 2011, 00:25 Posted By: wraggster
UPDATE: Warner Bros. just issued Eurogamer with the following statement:
"We have been made aware of the issues with the Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection and are currently working on a patch to address them for all systems. Our goal is to ensure the best gaming experience possible for anyone playing a Mortal Kombat game and aim to get things fixed asap. Please stay tuned for updates on when a patch will be released."
ORIGINAL STORY: Why is downloadable fighting game Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection still absent from the European PlayStation Store over a month after it missed its release date?
There is a "technical issue" with the game, Sony said.
"There is a technical issue with this, I will try get an update on it," Sony's Andy Stewart wrote on theEU PlayStation Blog in response to yet another reader question about the MIA game.
Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection launched on PlayStation Network and Xbox Live as planned on 31st August - in the US.
It launched on Xbox Live here, too, but on PSN it failed to materialise.
Publisher Warner Bros. has failed to offer an explanation for the game's absence from the EU PS Store - despite repeated requests for comment from Eurogamer.
So, what does "technical issue" mean?
It may mean Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, which acts independently from other SCE regions, decided the game wasn't up to scratch during the certification process.
Many fans complained about the quality of the game's online portion upon release, with some reporting it being unplayable online.
Earlier this month, on the Mortal Kombat Facebook page, Warner said it was aware of the issues with the game and was working on a patch to address them for all platforms. SCEE may be waiting for this patch to launch before giving the game the thumbs up.
"Our goal is ensure the best gaming experience possible for everyone playing a Mortal Kombat game," Warner said. "Please stay tuned for updates on when a patch will be released."
MKAK is the first time the original Mortal Kombat arcade trilogy has been re-released in one package. Fighting fans get 2D classics Mortal Kombat, Mortal Kombat 2 and Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 in one bundle.
It was developed by Other Ocean in conjunction with main Mortal Kombat maker NetherRealm Studios.
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