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, "It’s 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 it’s 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. "There’s definitely interest in Mortal Kombat
. I’m 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.