This weekend, news surfaced that Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition has been taken off of the Steam store, with online functionality also shut down.
This could be in part due to "network changes" that were outlined in WB Game Supports' Status Update thread. This includes the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and the aforementioned Steam version. Here it is in its entirety:
PlayStation 3 Players:
Due to changes with our network, access to online multiplayer features for Mortal Kombat (2011) on PlayStation 3 will no longer be available. Offline game modes, including the Story mode, will still be accessible.
PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Steam Players:
The Message of the Day feature for Mortal Kombat (2011) on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Steam will no longer be available due to these network changes.
If you have any questions about these changes, please contact Customer Support for assistance using the “Ask for Help” link above.
For more information on the Mortal Kombat franchise, including the recently released Mortal Kombat 11, visit www.mortalkombat.com.
Besides this message, there isn't any other indication as to why WB's Mortal Kombat 9 was taken down. It's possible that Warner Brothers is planning for a remaster or remake, although there's been no news of that as of yet. If it is something in the works, we can probably expect to hear about it in the next few months, when WB hosts whatever they do to replace their planned E3 press conference.
This could mean that a remastered version is on the way, but you have to wonder if its really necessary. I mean, it is older now (9 years) but Mortal Kombat still looks and plays pretty good. Still, if they ported it onto the Mortal Kombat 11 engine and sold it for $20-$30, you have to think that there would be some people that are interested in trying the improved netcode and the original storyline that has been going for three games now.
What do you think of this news? Do you think there will be a remastered version? Did you play the original? Let us know in the comments!