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Rumour: Microsoft join potential Warner Bros Games suitors

Published: 21:01, 06 July 2020
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AT&T's willingness to sell Warner Bros Games is rumoured to have attracted several high-profile companies, and rumour has it that Microsoft are interested as well.

According to the latest news from Rumourville, several big names have lined up already. So far, we've heard about Electronic Arts, Activision Blizzard and Take-Two Interactive, with Microsoft being the latest one to join the party. 

AT&T apparently expect to get around $4 billion in return for the sale, and not many companies can answer that call. Moreover, saying that a company is pondering such a move isn't proof they are, so do take this with a grain of salt. 

If we were to speculate, however, it's not inconceivable that Microsoft are looking for ways to further boost their Game Pass numbers. Subscriptions have been the name of the game for a while now, and Microsoft would be foolish to pass up on the opportunity to drive their numbers even further with some exclusive content. 

That said, such a purchase would not mean an automatic transfer of all the IP being developed at Warner. Mortal Kombat could be one of them, but Game of Thrones, Harry Potter and Batman are more likely to end up as licensing deals should any of the aforementioned decide to go through with it. 

Microsoft have already bolstered their Xbox Game Studios ranks with quite a few world-class studios, and we're not sure who'd say no to the likes of Rocksteady and NetherRealm. 

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Interestingly enough, most of the comments we've seen are openly hoping, nay - praying that Microsoft comes out on top. Yes - this includes Sony fans, which really says volumes of the reputation EA, Activision and Take-Two have built when it comes to monetisation of video games. 

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