According to a new report from The Information, Microsoft is clearly interested in acquiring Warner Bros. and its gaming IP. The news allegedly came from two independent sources familiar with the matter.
Microsoft has been getting us used to giving us shopping news lately. Yes, studio purchases, acquisitions of developer teams, etc. We already know that the number of studios that belong to Xbox Studios every so often grows more and more.
According to previous reports, the acquisition of Warner’s gaming division may involve an amount of up to $4 billion. Of course, this is not difficult for Microsoft with sufficient funds. On the other hand, the next-generation console war between Microsoft and Sony is coming to an end.
The next-generation Xbox needs more exclusive game IPs like Mortal Kombat and Batman. However, considering that the size of the dozen or so studios previously acquired by Microsoft is not large, the head of the Xbox team has also expressed that it likes to acquire medium-sized teams, so it remains to be seen whether Microsoft will actually take action.
An agreement between Microsoft and Warner Bros.?
It is not clear yet about this agreement, since the information has arrived a few minutes ago from the source TheInformation.com. This source comments that the deal would not transfer certain franchises, and games currently in development (such as the highly anticipated Harry Potter RPG) have not yet been determined who owns them. In any case, games like Mortal Kombat would be in this deal.
Insider ZhugeEX comments that it appears that this deal would be in terms of acquiring Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment talent.
If Microsoft completes the acquisition (which we emphasize that it is still in the process of negotiation in order to know who will finally acquire it ) of Warner Games, developers such as Rocksteady Studios, Monolith Productions, WB Montreal,Avalanche Software, TT Games and NetherRealm Studios will join Microsoft’s Xbox Game Studios distribution brand.
In addition, Microsoft will also obtain many well-known game IPs at once: such as “Batman”, “Harry Potter”, “Lord of the Rings” and “Mortal Kombat” will also enter the hands of Microsoft.
And would you like Microsoft to take this acquisition?