Industry giants Eidos and Midway are allegedly in discussion over the possibility of a merger between the two companies, according to the latest Internet reports.
Eidos is the company behind great hits such as Kayne & Lynch, Timesplitters, Deus Ex, and Tomb Raider. Midway is responsible for great hits like, NFL Blitz, NBA Jam, and Mortal Kombat. One of the more recent moves from Midway is the publishing of Unreal Tournament 3 developed by Epic.
Eminent industry analyst Michael Pachter, of Wedbush Morgan Securities, believes that if the merger does take place, it would be beneficial for both companies, "In this case, one plus one could equal a 2.2 or 2.5," said Pachter.
Who knows what possibilities lay within the potential merger of Eidos and Midway? The only thing we can do now is to not jump the gun and wait until something more concrete comes around, as this is not the first time such discussion between the two companies has occurred.
Around 2004, both firms were at negotiations but nothing ever surfaced. If something does come together, then hopefully it will be industry changing, setting the pace for new ideas and concepts. On the contrary, if nothing happens, then we can still expect great titles from both sides.