Recently Midway spokesperson Geoff Mogilner told MTV multiplayer that “It’s not our goal to sell ‘Mortal Kombat.” This comes after the news that Midway was filed for bankruptcy and needs to dig themselves out of a $240 million pit of debt.
Midway, in order to remedy their financial situation, is attempting to do anything but sell their flagship IP to the highest bidding publisher. When asked if Midway had been discussing the selling of Mortal Kombat with other publishers, Mogilner replied, “There are conversations for certain. I can’t say whether this is something that would have happened otherwise. There’s definitely interest in ‘Mortal Kombat’. I’m not going to lie about that.”
On behalf of everyone at Midway, I hope they are able to find a way to keep their business afloat and simultaneously hang on to their golden goose of fatalities. It will be interesting, however, to see if there is any other way.
If worse comes to worse and Midway is forced to sell off Mortal Kombat, what publisher would you folks like to see handling the classic fighting franchise?
Source: MTV Multiplayer