- The publisher of one of the world's most famous fighting game series is hoping to hold on to "Mortal Kombat," despite what people inferred from a recent Chapter 11 filing.
Yesterday, MTV Multiplayer readers voted for Capcom to buy the rights for "Mortal Kombat" from financially embattled publisher Midway.
They did this in reaction to recently released documents that identified the sale of the "MK" as a possible goal of the company's Chapter 11 bankruptcy. But a Midway spokesperson has told MTV Multiplayer that the company would prefer to hang on to the series.
"It's not our goal to sell 'Mortal Kombat,'" Midway spokesperson Geoff Mogilner
told me. "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."
The incentive plan – detailed as Exhibit A attached to the 63rd document listed here
– includes clauses indicating financial rewards tied to the sale of the "Mortal Kombat" franchise or the continuation of Midway as a "going concern." No other franchises are discussed in this language, indicating that selling "MK" is seen as a particularly viable option as opposed to...