Midway has sustained some heavy financial losses over the course of the last year, and speculative chatter about buy-outs and acquisitions has caused the vultures to circle overhead the well-established American publisher as it scrabbled around to secure its own survival. Fortunately for Midway, it would seem that the company is firmly back on the right path.
NBA Ballers is selling well in the US, as is Psi-Ops, which ought to shift plenty of units in Europe too, as one of the best titles due for a late summer release. More importantly however, Midway has made a somewhat belated entry into the world of PC gaming, and has acquired the publishing rights for three new Unreal games.
The Unreal IP has reaped over $200 million since the release of Unreal Tournament in 1999, and is undeniably one of the most solid PC franchises in the market. Now that Midway has established a publishing deal with Epic games, it will be releasing Unreal Championship 2 for the Xbox in the spring of next year, and two new Unreal Tournament games for PC for an unspecified date. The new UT titles will also be heading to next-gen consoles, so it would seem that Midway?s got itself a very healthy cash-cow for the future.
Expect more Unreal information as soon as it?s realised (urgh!).