Title: Midway Selling Mortal Kombat
videogameman - March 2, 2009 02:10 PM (GMT)
Troubled publisher ends 17 year relationship.
by Martin Robinson, IGN UK
UK, March 2, 2009 - Midway is selling off the Mortal Kombat franchise, ending a long-running association with the series as it tries to save itself from financial meltdown.
Having debuted in 1992 with the seminal arcade hit, the franchise spawned some 17 games during its time under Midway, the most recent of which, Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe, launched to a generally warm response towards the end of last year.
Midway filed for bankruptcy last month, and recently handed publishing duties for forthcoming title The Wheelman over to Ubisoft. Now Mortal Kombat is being put out to tender, with the successful sale of the franchise imperative to rescuing the Chicago based developer – as well as acting as a milestone that would tie in with significant bonus payouts for "officers, management-level employees and other non-insider key employees," as reported on netDockets.
These bonus payouts – amounting to some $3,755,000 – would come against the backdrop of laid off staff having promised monies withheld, as reported by Kotaku.
Any potential home for the Mortal Kombat series remains a source for speculation.
This sucks, but who do YOU think will buy it? Me, I hope Capcom. Imagine-Street Fighter vs. Mortal Kombat!
granobulax - March 2, 2009 02:46 PM (GMT)
I hope it's Capcom too. SF vs MK would be an awsome game.
nicker - March 2, 2009 07:26 PM (GMT)
What?!?! Ed Boon created Mk!! He should have a say in this!!
Leo Sanders - March 2, 2009 10:04 PM (GMT)
YAY! Finally Mk gets to restart fresh!
SilverSurfer092 - March 2, 2009 10:37 PM (GMT)
|QUOTE (nicker @ Mar 2 2009, 07:26 PM)|
| What?!?! Ed Boon created Mk!! He should have a say in this!! |
Not if he sold the rights. And plus, he'll probably just go with MK.
The Ripper - March 3, 2009 05:13 AM (GMT)
Mortal Kombat was good when with Midway, but the next company will botch the series up.
IonKidMax - March 3, 2009 06:20 PM (GMT)
|QUOTE (The Ripper @ Mar 3 2009, 05:13 AM)|
| Mortal Kombat was good when with Midway, but the next company will botch the series up. |
Our reinvent it,either way Mk won't be the same ever the same. -_-
SilverSurfer092 - March 3, 2009 09:11 PM (GMT)
|QUOTE (IonKidMax @ Mar 3 2009, 06:20 PM)|
| the same ever the same. |
Never again ever again