Ed Boon comments on Mortal Kombat’s missing Xbox-exclusive character

| Apr 21, 2011

The PS3 got the God of War, so why didn’t the Xbox 360 get anything?

When Kratos was announced as a Mortal Kombat PS3 exclusive, many Xbox 360 owners were hoping to get a similar character on the Xbox 360. Sadly, that announcement never came, and series creator Ed Boon recently attempted to explain why NetherRealm didn’t create a Mortal Kombat bonus character for Microsoft’s primary console.

“Unfortunately, the circumstances didn’t allow us to make a 360 exclusive,” said Boon. “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.”

Although Boon didn’t go into much detail, he admitted that there were certain characters that he wanted for the Xbox 360 version of Mortal Kombat.

“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.”

I don’t know how well Master Chief would have fit into the Mortal Kombat universe, but I can certainly imagine a few creative fatalities for Marcus Fenix and his handy chainsaw gun.

Source: Eurogamer


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