A few weeks ago it was reported that AT&T, a Warner Media company, would be interested in selling the company's video game division. It is now known that Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, responsible for stadiums such as Avalanche Software and Rocksteady Studios, may be acquired by Microsoft, according to The Information, this Monday.
The company is not alone in the race. Other names in the video game industry have already expressed interest in the acquisition, namely Electronic Arts and Activision. According to the same publication, AT&T will be asking for a value between 2 billion dollars and 4 billion dollars.
Note that, over the past two years, Microsoft has invested heavily in the acquisition of video game studios. The American giant already has Double Fine Productions, Obsidian Entertainment, Playground Games, Ninja Theory and other names in the Xbox Game Studios family. Despite the length, the purchase of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment would leave, under wing of the brand, franchises like Batman and Mortal Kombat.
The brand has every reason to try to acquire the company, especially at a time when we are preparing to enter a new generation of consoles. Over the past few years, PlayStation has led the way in exclusive games, with some of the industry's top titles being released exclusively for PS4 (The Last of Us Part II, God of War, Spider-Man, etc.) .
It is important to mention that Sony is also trying to equip itself with new acquisitions, namely Levou, responsible for Warframe and Gears Tactics.