Microsoft looks into buying Warner Bros’ gaming unit
If you’re someone who enjoys good games, then it is highly likely that you have played a game developed by Warner Bros’ game studios. These are the people behind the Batman Arkham games, LEGO games, and loads more.
Now, Microsoft, another big player in the gaming sphere is looking to buy Warner Bros’ games studios and take these beloved IPs under their wing. Here’s what you need to know about the proceedings.
Warner Bros’ game studios in high demand
Just about every major gaming conglomerate that could conceivably afford to buy WB Games has been rumored to be “interested,” including Electronic Arts, Take-Two, and Activision Blizzard. Now, according to The Information, you can add Microsoft to that list.
It is quite possible that Microsoft will go ahead with this move. Microsoft is preparing to enter a new console generation. In the last few years, it’s been left, right, and center in an attempt to augment its first-party line-up — the list of studios its purchased include Ninja Theory, Double Fine, and Obsidian. Most likely, they will immediately put the new game developers to work developing stuff for the Xbox Series X.
WB Studios is well known for Mortal Kombat and several other IPs. If Microsoft is able to get Xbox exclusive deals, this could be a major threat to Sony’s Playstation Studios.
Regardless, we’ll have to wait until the ink is dry on the agreement before we find out who, if anyone, will be the new stewards of Warner Bros gaming properties.