Microsoft Wants To Purchase Warner Bros. Interactive – Report
It seems that Microsoft would like to purchase Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment according to a report from The Information site.
At the beginning of June, it was reported about an indiscretion that AT&T would be interested in selling the Warner Bros. gaming division, known as Interactive Entertainment or more simply Games. Among the companies that would have thought about buying the division, we find EA, Take-Two, and Activision, but it seems that someone else has been added to the list.
According to a report from The Information site, Microsoft would also have expressed interest in acquiring Warner Bros. Games, which as we know is divided into studios located in many different countries and would greatly help the Redmond house to further expand the Xbox group. AT&T, however, has not yet made a final decision on the sale of Warner Bros. Games, which could be used to pay off a $154 billion debt.
According to the people who reported this information, no contract would be imminent, and LionTree, a well-known investment bank, would be helping AT&T find possible suitable buyers for the group.
Any contract for the Warner Bros. gaming unit could also bring together the different intellectual properties of Warner Bros. owned by DC Comics, including Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, and Batman. There would also be other franchises such as Batman and Mortal Kombat, but it is not clear at the moment what the intentions of AT&T are.
Spokespersons from Microsoft, Warner Bros, Electronic Arts, and Take-Two did not offer comments when contacted by The Information, while Activision did not respond immediately.