Microsoft Reportedly Among the Companies Eyeing Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Microsoft Reportedly Among the Companies Eyeing Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Talk about a first-party acquisition.

Reports have circulated that Warner Bros. parent company AT&T could be looking to sell its gaming division. The potential catalog that's available is staggering, and it sounds like another company is joining the list of interested parties.

Last month, a CNBC report said Take-Two Interactive Software, Electronic Arts, and Activision Blizzard have all expressed interest in Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. Today, a new report from The Information adds Microsoft to the equation.

A Warner Bros. acquisition could give the Xbox a powerhouse lineup going into a new generation. Mortal Kombat is a big franchise to get, but add on studios like Rocksteady, TT Games, Monolith Productions, and WB Games Montreal, and the first-party potential is promising. It's fun to play a little Fantasy Games Industry Acquisition every now and then.

The slew of unrevealed but rumored projects at WB studios only fan the flames. Between reports of new Batman and Suicide Squad games, as well as the resurfacing of the rumored open-world Harry Potter game, WBIE could be a promising addition to whoever ends up buying, if AT&T ends up deciding to sell.

The next big Warner Bros. reveal event on the schedule, the DC FanDome, is just over a month away. We could know by then or not, but with a hardware company reportedly entering the fray, the battle for WB's gaming division could have some wild results. Meanwhile, Xbox is preparing for a July games showcase, as it gears up for the Xbox Series X launch this holiday season.

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Eric Van Allen

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Eric is a writer and Texan. He's a former contributor to sites including Compete, Polygon, Waypoint, and the Washington Post. He loves competitive games, live music, and travel.

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