Midway also acquired the rights to video games that were originally developed by Williams Electronics and Atari Games, such as Defender, Joust, Robotron 2084, Gauntlet, and the Rush series.
After losing money each year since 2000, Midway's losses accelerated in 2003, as it lost 5 million on sales of about million.Despite these losses, the company was able to finance its business with stock and debt offerings and various credit arrangements.Midway retained or shared some of the WMS executive staff and used some common facilities with WMS for a few more years.Over several years, Midway gradually terminated all material agreements and executive overlap with WMS and had a declining number of common members of its board of directors, until it shared only one with its former parent company. (formerly Midway Manufacturing and commonly known as simply Midway) was an American video game developer and publisher.
Midway's franchises included Mortal Kombat, Rampage, Spy Hunter, NBA Jam, Cruis'n, and NFL Blitz.WMS obtained the right from Bally to use the "Bally" brand for its pinball games since Bally had completely left the arcade/pinball industry to concentrate on casinos and slot machines.Under WMS ownership, Midway initially continued to produce arcade games under the Bally/Midway label, while producing pinball machines under the "Bally" brand.The original arcade division of the company became Midway Amusement Games and the newly created home division was named Midway Home Entertainment.Midway kept Atari Games as a wholly owned subsidiary as part of this spin-off.In 1973 it moved into the interactive entertainment industry, developing and publishing arcade video games. Midway was purchased and re-incorporated in 1988 by WMS Industries Inc.