The employees represent about 20% of Midway’s workforce and are all located at its Chicago corporate office. The company has two locations in Chicago, one is the corporate headquarters and the other is a development studio. The latter is responsible for producing the Mortal Kombat games and was acquired by Warner Bros. Entertainment when it purchased a majority of Midway’s US assets for $33 million.
While Warner Bros. has given job offers to the 100 Midway employees at the Chicago studio, those in corporate functions are being cut. The layoffs are expected to take place in early September and include CEO Matthew Booty among other senior execs.