Midway falls on hard times as it finds itself owing a bunch of cash to a bunch of people. It was recently revealed the publisher is considering the sale of assets to its major franchises, including the long-running Mortal Kombat series, to better extend its chances of survival. The publisher is reportedly tying great importance behind its ability to so, right down to promising bonuses for remaining key staff capable of realizing these milestones whilst witholding outstanding pay to employees already given the axe.
Midway spokesperson Geoff Mogilner steps forward to explain that the sale of Mortal Kombat in particular is not exactly an option the company intends to underline if at all possible. However, he couldn't totally discount the possibility of fellow publishers eyeballing the franchise:
"It is something that, in the world of scenarios, it is something that could happen here. But it’s not something that we as a company are going for.
"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."
Meanwhile, Mogilner confirms that work will continue at Midway on the upcoming Mortal Kombat installment.