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Mortal Kombat Studio now WB Games Chicago?

Warner appears to have rebranded Midway's MK studio

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment appears to have rebranded Midway's Mortal Kombat development team as WB Games Chicago.

Warner Bros. recently acquired the majority of Midway's US assets in a deal worth around $49 million. Included in the transaction was the Mortal Kombat franchise, and Warner reportedly took on 100 staff from series developer Midway Chicago.

As spotted here, recently updated LinkedIn business networking profiles from a number of employees suggest that Midway Chicago has now been renamed.

Warner Bros. recruiter Connie Gabelein notes that the WB Games family of studios "includes Monolith Productions, Surreal Software, Snowblind Studios and WB Games Chicago," while former Midway CTO Michael Weilbacher names himself as "head of a game studio in Chicago at WB Games Inc."

Warner Bros. has yet to make any official announcements concerning the rebranding of former Midway assets, but we've requested comment from the publisher.

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