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Report: Midway Hopes To Avoid  Mortal Kombat  Sale
Report: Midway Hopes To Avoid Mortal Kombat Sale
March 4, 2009 | By Leigh Alexander

March 4, 2009 | By Leigh Alexander
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Facing up to a possible $240 million in debt as it undergoes Chapter 11 restructuring, one possible avenue for Midway is the sale of its Mortal Kombat IP -- but the publisher would prefer not to go that route.

Although recently-released legal documents identify the possible sale of the franchise as a "milestone" for which execs can earn bonuses, "Itís not our goal to sell Mortal Kombat," according to Midway spokesperson Geoff Mogilner.

"It is something that, in the world of scenarios, it is something that could happen here," Mogilner said, speaking to the MTV Multiplayer weblog. "But itís not something that we as a company are going for."

"There are conversations for certain," Mogilner said, although he declined to specify which publishers are interested in the long-established fighting franchise. "Thereís definitely interest in Mortal Kombat. Iím not going to lie about that."

According to Multiplayer's report, Midway is working on a new Mortal Kombat game and continues to work on a new game engine. "We keep working," Mogilner concluded.


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Tom Newman
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If Midway plans to stay in business they need MK. Selling would be like McDonalds selling the Big Mac to Burger King.

Jake Romigh
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Midway games started with arcade hits like Space Invaders and Rampage, and continued to make famous games from there, such as Mortal Kombat. To lose them would be the death of a legend, regardless of the quality of recent releases. I hope it works out for them.


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