Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Midway Execs Leave After Another Dismal Quarter

Midway Execs Leave After Another Dismal Quarter

The head of Midway's Chicago studio has moved on, and so have two other executives at the financially beleaguered publisher.

Midway just posted another terrible fiscal quarter with losses for the first half totaling almost $70 million. Now Kotaku has reported that several key personnel have departed, including Mike Bilder, head of the Chicago studio, which was responsible for development on Stranglehold, Mortal Kombat and Blitz: The League. Bilder has apparently taken another senior management position with a different Chicago-based developer.

"We are evaluating internal and external candidates for the role, and both Blitz: The League II and Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe, as well as other projects in the Chicago studio, are on track for successful launches," commented a Midway spokesperson.

Midway also confirmed that Mona Hamilton, vice president of marketing, and Reilly Brennan, director of media relations, are "no longer with Midway and will be pursuing other opportunities." Further details on these two were not provided.

Midway also just announced late last month that the company is shutting down its Los Angeles studio. via GameDaily

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