Midway Backing Off Original Xbox; No MK:A Premium

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<img src="http://www.trmk.org/images/news/xboxmkda.jpg" width="160" height="160" hspace="4" vspace"4" class="newslink" align="right" />During <b>Midway's</b> second quarter <a href="http://www.gamasutra.com/php-bin/news_index.php?story=10350">conference call</a>, <b>Midway</b> execs responded to a few questions about their current generation support plans. In their response, <b>Midway</b> believes that "<b>Microsoft</b> has shifted onto the <b>360</b>. <b>Xbox</b> software sales, month over month, continue to drop pretty quickly." And also due to the confusion and the lack of <b>Microsoft's</b> success in offering a comprehensive backwards compatability solution for the <b>Xbox 360</b>, <b>Midway</b> stated that "<b>Xbox</b> is going to be the platform that, after the holidays, it's certainly going to be pretty difficult to certainly sell any new games for."

And in a related note, <b>Midway</b> has acknowledged that at this time there are no plans for premium editions of <a href="http://www.trmk.org/games/mortal_kombat_armageddon/">Mortal Kombat: Armageddon</a> for <b>Microsoft Xbox</b>.
 
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Wow That really sucks for X-box users but they are getting UMK3 on X-Box Live Arcade right?
 
I'm glad for my PS2, too bad for the many X-Box users here. Next gen for me is deff PS3.
 
****ING HELL! I knew they were going to do this...I missed out on the collector's edition last time and now this happens...this just isn't fair...I'd pay 100 bucks for a collector's edition dammit Midway! YOU HEAR THAT! I'll pay you for an exclusive! I might just go out an get the PS2 edition even if I don't have a PS2. I mean you can just play the DVD thing on any DVD player right?
 
Jeff Greeson said:
And in a related note, <b>Midway</b> has acknowledged that at this time there are no plans for premium editions of <a href="http://www.trmk.org/games/mortal_kombat_armageddon/">Mortal Kombat: Armageddon</a> for <b>Microsoft Xbox</b>.

Shit. Figures.

Specter said:
Wow That really sucks for X-box users but they are getting UMK3 on X-Box Live Arcade right?

Unfortunately Xbox Live Arcade can only be accessed with a 360, not with the original Xbox.
 
Wow this sucks for regular X-box owners might miss out on great bonus content...but I have a PS2...Sorry X-box Players:(
 
Keep in mind there is still one undetailed limited package out there. If this all adds up correctly, there should be 1 xbox limited edditions. Might I remind you that this is somewhat the same thing that happened with deception. Xbox owners, don't get discouraged yet.
 
Did you guys ever think about why they didn't make the premium packs with the most obvious enemies? Such as Scorpion/Sub Zero, Sektor/Cyrax, Raiden/Shujinko, etc. I think those will be for the Xbox premium if it's made.

The PS2 KE for MK: D was announced before the Xbox versions, so maybe there is still a chance for us Xbox players.

I have a 360 and an Xbox. So, either way I'll be able to play MK:A. Just don't know about the extra DVD.
 
The extra DVD is what I really wanted out of this deal...looks like I'm gonna have to dish out a full $150 dollars for MK:A if I want it for Xbox when it comes out, PS2 Premium for the DVD AND for the Wii just because it's gonna rock.
 
Well that's the deciding factor for which console I'll get MK:A for. I can understand Midways's reasoning behind this decision. But that really sucks for the Xbox only guys.
 
I've been saying this all along. That's why it pays to have both systems. I'm only after the collectors edition soley for the two DVD featurettes. "A History of Fatalities" and "50 Characters In Retrospect" well there not the exact titles but you get my drift.
 
The thing Microsoft and the team at Xbox has failed to realize is this: Does the brand name Sega mean anything? They constantly upgraded to a new system and ALWAYS neglected their previous systems. Which, being the sucker I was bought into. But where are they now? Kaput! By neglecting previous systems without a backward compatibility, they're just asking for people to make the switch over to the Playstation. Which I intend to do. What did you learn Xbox? Loyalty is only as good as it's deserved.
 
You can't compare Backwards Compatibility on current gen systems to older systems like NES, SNES, Sega, Sega 32x etc. None of those systems at the time had backwards compatibility. Everything was using carts, that got smaller as time progressed so the newer systems wouldn't hold older games.

I'm just happy that I have a PS2. Though I am annoyed that Microsoft has put out there new system already and Sony is still finishing theirs up. I'd like to see something to compare before I actually decide on a new system.

Can't wait for UMK3 on the CE
 
K1LLKANO said:
I'm just happy that I have a PS2.

Can't wait for UMK3 on the CE


You said it, a great system right there.

Also, I hope UMK3 isn't buggy or slow like MK2 on MKSM.
 
K1LLKANO said:
You can't compare Backwards Compatibility on current gen systems to older systems like NES, SNES, Sega, Sega 32x etc. None of those systems at the time had backwards compatibility.

Actually you could play Genesis games through your 32X, so it was technically backwards compatible. :mrgreen:
 
Really my point was that by nixing an older system for a newer one, just leaves one feeling scorned. Sony has taken the right approach by waiting to have a better system instead of rushing out with a new system that's not as up to snuff with the previous system just to be the first on the block.
 
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