Perhaps with all the information avalanche that has been the yet to close purchase of Activision Blizzard by Microsoft the news was lost, but between 2020 and 2022 there were constant rumors of sale of Warner Bros. Games by the American media conglomerate, to the point of talking about companies interested in the subsidiary and its licenses. In 2023, everything has changed.
The success of Hogwarts Legacy seems to have awakened the belief in Warner Bros. Discoverywhich is how this company is known after the merger in 2022 of WarnerMedia and Discovery Inc., of which video games can be an important source of income and, therefore, growth for the company.
“We are lucky and unique in being able to tell all kinds of stories on WBD, from cinema to interactive experiences”
“We are fortunate and unique in being able to tell all kinds of stories on WBD, from fiction to non-fiction, film and television, and interactive experiences,” said JB Perrette, president and CEO of global broadcasting and gaming for WBD in a statement reported by Variety. . “Our ability to develop and publish world-class video games in-house sets us apart from other companies in the sector“, he added.
Let us remember that one of the first decisions of Disney when buying the current 20th Century Studios was get rid of its video game studios. While other companies in the media, although there have been rumors, have no presence in the industry beyond Sony.
From WB Games they assure that they will continue to take advantage of the vast IP collection of Warner Bros. Discovery, so it seems that, except for new changes in the executive leadership of WBD, the video game subsidiary, as Piqué would say, stays.
The success of Hogwarts Legacy will make the company look more to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, but on the horizon it has various DC titles in the works. Without going any further, tonight an extensive gameplay of Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League. will be during the State of Play scheduled by PlayStation. The announcement of a new Mortal Kombat has also been expected for months.
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