In mid-June of this year, AT&T was considering selling the Warner Bros. gaming division at a price of around $ 4 billion, and now we know that one of the potential buyers will be Microsoft.
As revealed by The Information, Microsoft recently expressed its interest in acquiring Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, the games division of Warner Bros., an acquisition of this level will significantly strengthen its Xbox brand and future Xbox Series X console, since it would imply having exclusive titles of the caliber of Batman, Middle-earth, the rumored Harry Potter RPG developed by Avalanche Studios that would arrive in 2021, or a game based on the ‘Suicide Squad‘.
The acquisition of the business, which involves acquiring various development studios spread across the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, would help Microsoft expand game-development capabilities, but Warner’s parent company AT&T has yet to decide whether to sell the business. Because they are weighing the possibility to pay off $ 154 billion of debt.
Anonymous sources who spoke to The Information confirmed that other potential financial suitors include Take Two Interactive, Electronic Arts, and Activision Blizzard. Now we just have to wait to see who will be the first to pay in case AT&T gives the green light to the games division of Warner Bros.