|Shacknews is reporting that Midway has closed two studios - including the one that just shipped Gauntlet: Seven Sorrows:|
Adelaide, Australia newspaper The Advertiser has confirmed that Midway shut down its development studio in Adelaide yesterday. The studio was rebranded from its original name Ratbag to Midway Studios - Australia just this August. Apparently, Greg Siegele and Richard Harrison, who co-founded Ratbag in 1993, attempted yesterday to convince Midway worldwide studio senior VP Matthew Booty to allow the studio to remain open.
The article also mentions some previously unconfirmed news, which is that Midway has also closed its San Diego studio. Midway - San Diego just shipped Gauntlet: Seven Sorrows (PS2, Xbox), which reportedly had something of a bumpy development cycle. The game's designers, John Romero and J.E. Sawyer, both left the company early this year while the game was still in production.