Why Mortal Kombat Didn’t Have An Xbox Exclusive Character

Mmm, pie.

The PlayStation 3 version of Mortal Kombat features Kratos, but where is the love for Xbox owners? Eurogamer cornered Mortal Kombat supremo Ed Boon and asked him.

“I’m not allowed to talk too much about it, but I can tell you we certainly wanted to do an exclusive for 360, but that’s all I can say. It was not a decision we made where we said, oh, let’s not do one for the 360,” he said.

Sounds like someone slipped NetherRealm a lovely piece of cherry pie in exchange for Kratos being the only non Mortal Kombat character in the game. It appears that the development team were planning an Xbox character but the cherry pie was so tasty they nommed it all and the Microsoft console lost out.

“Anybody who’s really knowledgeable about the Xbox video games, the big titles, names like Master Chief from Halo, Marcus Fenix from Gears of War, and any other Xbox exclusive title, is going to come up in a conversation in talking about it. So clearly we’ve discussed it,” said Ed.

“But, like I said, it wasn’t something we decided, no, we don’t want to make a 360 version of a character.”

So to conclude: Master Chief could have been in Mortal Kombat but NeatherRealm did not put him in and the large cheque from Sony very tasty cherry pie is to blame.

Nom.

Source: Eurogamer

25 Comments

  1. I think it may have been that they couldn’t find a character that would fit into the MK universe. I think Master Chief may have just been able to fit into the MK universe.It would be funny if they made the Xbox logo a character.

  2. Wow Tuffcub, way to totally misrepresent the original Eurogamer article. They certainly didn’t jump to the same conclusion you did (ie: paid exclusive). Sure it _may_ be that, but given MS’s licensing regime it might have just been too expensive for them to use. For all we know, MS might have asked them for money whilst Sony offered it free. Just saying, we really have no idea why only Kratos made it in.

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