Monday, March 2, 2009

Video Games: Fatality for Midway

Midway filed for Chapter 11, they sold of publishing rights to their Vin Diesel starring "Wheelman" game and now they may part with their most popular franchise of all.

"Mortal Kombat" has been the company's flagship franchise supporting 17 games in it's 17 year history. But now in order to save themselves from financial meltdown the Chicago based Midway is looking for someone to take Sub-Zero and company off their hands.

This move calls into question the status of the forthcoming "Mortal Kombat 9" and more importantly how Midway plans to recover with the lack of its most lucrative franchise.

Kotaku is reporting that the sale would help the company reach a milestone that would result in nearly 4 million dollars being paid out to several employees. Which should upset the many laid off workers who are claiming that Midway has shorted them on promised pay at the event of their release.

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