Warner Bros. Interactive, WB Games, and its varied studios are set to be damaged up in some style as a part of AT&T’s bigger plan to promote and merge WarnerMedia with Discovery. While we don’t know the total scope of the way it will have an effect on WB Games, it’s been confirmed that the sale will embrace “some but not all” of Warner Bros. Interactive and WB Games.
WB Games is getting damaged up someway resulting from AT&T’s WarnerMedia-Discovery sale/merger. “Some of the gaming arm will stay with AT&T and some will go with the new company,” rep tells Axios’ @sarafischer. No additional information. WB Games lists 11 studios, video games for all types of IP, units
— Stephen Totilo (@stephentotilo) May 17, 2021
When requested for remark by Axios, a rep merely stated “Some of the gaming arm will stay with AT&T and some will go with the new company.” They didn’t additional elaborate on the small print. Axios’ Stephen Totillo says that there are 11 studios listed below WB Games, together with Avalanche (Hogwarts Legacy), NetherRealm (Mortal Kombat), Rocksteady (Batman Arkham) and quite a lot of others. It’s unclear how the sale to Discovery and splitting of the gaming division will impression upcoming video games from the numerous studios.
The sale as an entire is a part of AT&T getting out of the media enterprise, so it’s curious that the sale and merger with Discovery wouldn’t embrace all the things all up. The rep’s quote particularly says some will stick with AT&T, which is an odd alternative given the intention the this sale and merger being leaving the media enterprise. This leaves open questions on which studios are being omitted and the place they’ll find yourself as soon as the mud has settled. It additionally brings again the rumors that Warner Bros. Interactive had interested buyers from mid final 12 months. At the time, it was reported that AT&T had decided to hold onto WB Games, however this now confirmed deal says they’ve made a shift as soon as once more as they get out of media altogether.
With so many transferring items, it might be a while earlier than we see the total fallout of what this sale and merger really means for the gaming division of WarnerMedia.
Additionally, this makes some fascinating modifications to possession of DC comics and its properties, which at the moment are co-owned by Discovery.
Correcting a part of this tweet:
1) The sale contains a few of Warner Bros. Interactive/Warner Bros. Games, however not all.
2) The sale does embrace DC Comics. Discovery, by way of the brand new enterprise, now successfully co-owns DC Comics with WB.
3) Rooster Teeth is a part of the sale, sure.
— julia alexander (@loudmouthjulia) May 17, 2021
The affected studios from this sale embrace:
- Avalanche Software
- Monolith Productions
- NetherRealm Studios
- Rocksteady Studios
- TT Games
- WB Games Boston
- WB Games Montréal
- WB Games New York
- WB Games San Diego
- WB Games San Francisco
We’ll be watching for extra updates as to which studios are included in the sale and what’s going to occur to the remaining ones that weren’t.