We'll keep digging for some official comment, and if you'd like to talk to us confidentially you can do it here. In the meantime, if the reports are true, our thoughts are with those that may have to start a job hunt soon.
Update: We've gotten official word now that Midway is laying off 25 percent of its workforce, around 180 people in total. Approximately 130 are from its Chicago studios and 45 from its Austin operation, which has closed. Several non-core, unannounced games will be suspended. "The cost-reduction measures are vital for us to rationalize our operations and provide the resources necessary for our core properties to succeed," said Matt Booty, president and CEO of Midway.