In case you did not already know, Warner Bros. The game division – which includes developers such as Rocksteady (Batman Arkham) and NetherRealm (Mortal Kombat, Injustice) – is on sale. Priced at around $ 4 billion, sharing certainly does not come cheap, and so only a handful of mega publishers have shown interest. As previously reported, the likes of Microsoft, Activeision and Take Two have apparently made a splash – but it could be that EA makes the first move.
During the company’s recent financial call, CFO Blake Jorgensen hinted that the acquisition could be in serious consideration. When asked to capture new studios ̵1; with the question suggesting a “big fortune” like Warner Bros. ‘gaming division – Jorgensen says EA is “more interested than ever” in getting new talent.
While we do not want to read many much in Jorgensen’s comments, it is important to remember that this is a very big business. EA management will not simply come out and mean that the company intends to make an offer. If this deal actually goes down, then most likely we will get confirmation only after everything is completed.
What do you make of this? Do you think anyone would make a move to Warner Bros. ‘split games, or is the price too high? Give us your predictions in the comments section below.