After spending 17 years with Midway Games, the Mortal Kombat Team is now in talks with other publishers, looking to abandon the sinking ship. If this pushes through, the bankrupt publisher would lose one of its key assets in its difficult struggle to stay afloat.
According to Midway sources who wished to remain anonymous this team of 50 publishers is already negotiating with other publishers who, if all goes well, may just be the new home for the team. One of the causes of this planned exodus is the lack of payment bonuses due to MK team members based on meeting MK vs. DC Universe sales targets.
When asked for comment, Midway reps didn't say exactly what the team is planning at this point, but they did stress that the they the latter is in in "good shape" and that Midway itself is not holding out on Mortal Kombat Vs. DC Universe developers. "Midway is not refusing to pay out those bonuses," PR reps told Kotaku. "It's the unsecured creditors committee that is refusing to allow us to pay them. They're the ones holding that up."
If the team leaves, though, the IP that is Mortal Kombat will remain with Midway, and only the talented devs who've been bringing us all the bloody fun for years will be going. However, the Mortal Kombat 9 in the works right now will face a stifling blow if it loses the team behind its success.