Xbox’s first-party lineup might get a massive boost
For the last two years, Microsoft has been aggressively purchasing game studios in an effort to raise its first-party video games lineup, and this method has only gotten extra intense within the lead as much as the release of its upcoming Xbox Series X console.
In keeping with The Information, Microsoft is now looking at the possibility of buying Warner Bros. Interactive, following a report from CNBC stating that parent firm AT&T is considering selling off WB’s gaming division for around $4 billion in an effort to scale back around $154 billion in debt.
If true, Microsoft would join the likes of Activision, Blizzard, Electronic Arts and Take-Two Interactive, who have additionally expressed curiosity in acquiring WB Interactive’s spectacular portfolio of studios, which incorporates Avalanche Software, NetherRealm Studios, Rocksteady Studios, TT Games and more. Should Microsoft beat out different potential consumers, it might imply that future games from IPs resembling LEGO, Harry Potter, Simply Trigger, Batman, Mortal Kombat and more could turn into Xbox exclusives, along with Rocksteady’s rumoured Suicide Squad sport.
Of all the businesses supposedly vying to amass Warner Bros. Interactive, Microsoft looks like the most probably, given its want to build a first-party lineup worthy of taking over Sony, and the very fact that it has greater than sufficient money to foot the invoice. That mentioned, The Data’s rumors of game studio acquisitions have been unsuitable in the past, so we might take this latest rumor with a grain of salt until an official announcement is made.