There are new rumors and speculations surrounding a takeover of Warner Bros. Interactive. According to current reports, Microsoft is now allegedly among those interested. However, an official confirmation is still pending.
The large group AT&T is still interested in selling its subsidiary Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. Already last month there was a rumor that several publishers were said to be interested in such a takeover. These would include such well-known names as Electronic Arts, Activision Blizzard and Take-Two Interactive. In the meantime, another name has been added.
According to a report by The Information, it is Microsoft. Two unspecified sources have confirmed Microsoft's interest in acquiring Warner Bros. Interactive. So far it is unclear who is hiding behind these informants. However, they are said to be intimately familiar with the matter. Should Microsoft actually decide to buy this, they would incorporate such well-known developer studios as Rocksteady, WB Montreal and NetherRealm Studios – including the respective brands such as Mortal Kombat. Licenses like Batman, Harry Potter and The Lord of the Rings would of course have to be renegotiated with the respective rights holders. Teams like TT Games, Monolith Games and Avalanche Software would also include such a deal.
An official statement or even confirmation of the latest rumors by Microsoft is currently pending, so you should enjoy the whole thing with some caution. The fact is that such a deal would certainly be anything but cheap and Microsoft would have to dig deep into its pockets.
Source: The Information
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