Money-strapped Mortal Kombat
and This Is Vegas
publisher Midway has laid off some 20 to 30 staffers at its Chicago development studio, according to new reports.
The news was first reported
by Kotaku, with separate anonymous development sources confirming the story to Gamasutra.
, Midway chairman Shari Redstone resigned from its board of directors, and the following day the company announced significantly increased losses
The publisher characterized
the most recent round of layoffs to Edge Online as a result of completing work on two major titles, Blitz: The League II
and Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe
Midway Chicago is best known for developing the long-running Mortal Kombat
series and, according to Gamasutra sources, secondary franchises like Blitz: The League
may receive less attention to more strongly focus the studio on the iconic fighting franchise.
Earlier this year
, Midway also laid off a significant number of employees from its Austin studio.