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WB Discovery are reportedly selling their game studios

Published: 08:23, 30 April 2022
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Warner Bros. Discovery are looking to sell Rocksteady, Netherrealm, Monolith and their other game development studios. Both Microsoft and Sony are reportedly among the interested parties. 

Game development studios behind Batman Arkham, MIddle Earth and Mortal Kombat series could soon have a new parent company since Warner Bros. Discovery are reportedly looking to sell their gaming division.

That's according to Gamebyte's Imran Khan who claims that he's heard rumours this week about WB Discovery "shopping their game development studios around".

Apparently, both Sony and Microsoft are among the interested parties while EA, Take-Two, Tencent, Netease and PUBG Corp are also monitoring the situation closely.

WB Games' game studios count a total of eleven subsidiaries including huge studios like NetherRealm, Rocksteady , WB Games Montreal, Monolith Productions and Avalanche Sofware.

List of Warner Bros. Discovery game studios: 

  • Avalanche Software (Hogwarts Legacy)
  • Monolith Productions (Middle-Earth, F.E.A.R)
  • NetherRealm Studios (Mortal Kombat)
  • Portkey Games (Hogwarts Legacy)
  • Rocksteady Studios (Batman Arkham, Suicide Squad)
  • TT Games (LEGO)
  • WB Games Boston (F2P and mobile games)
  • WB Games Montréal (Batman Arkham, Gotham Knights)
  • WB Games New York (Game systems)
  • WB Games San Diego
  • WB Games San Francisco (mobile games)

Rocksteady Batman: Arkham Asylum Warner Bros. Discovery are also looking to license their IP to other publishers

In addition to selling their studios, Warner Bros. Discovery are reportedly looking to licence their IP to other publishers similar to how Marvel does it with their own IP.

This would mean that Warner Bros. Discovery won't be selling IP rights for games with their studios, which is somewhat expected. 

This could potentially become a major obstacle for potential deals since it was rumoured before that Microsoft were interested in acquiring WB Games but couldn't get the video game IPs so the deal fell through. 

All in all, it will be interesting to see if Warner Bros. Discovery indeed end up selling their gaming studios and to whom.

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