Microsoft Among Companies Trying to Acquire Warner Bros. Interactive
According to a recent report, Microsoft is among the companies looking to acquire Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. Warner Bros. is currently owned by AT&T who is rumored to be looking at selling the gaming rights and presumably, their library of games such as the LEGO titles, Batman Arkham and Lord of the Rings titles. The multinational company is apparently considering parting ways with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment in order to help alleviate its $154 billion debt. The most recently released title from Warner Bros. is Mortal Kombat 11 and it’s available for Xbox One, PS4, PC, Nintendo Switch and Google Stadia right now.
Heading into the next generation of consoles, Microsoft filled the Xbox Game Studios with quality developers and if they acquire Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Microsoft could have quite the lineup of first-party titles next-gen. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment includes developers from the US, UK and Canada, but whoever secures the rights will likely pay a hefty amount to be able to create LEGO, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter games and more. While it would be interesting to see Microsoft behind Warner Bros. games, we think the licensed games should still be multi-platform.
While Microsoft hasn’t confirmed that they’re looking to acquire Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment from AT&T, an anonymous source has claimed they’re among the studios looking at the acquisition. Other companies apparently interested in WB Interactive include Take Two Interactive, EA and Activision Blizzard. According to the anonymous source, AT&T is actively getting advice from LionTree bank on how to approach a concrete deal with publishers regarding Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.
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