Warner Bros’ parent company AT&T appears to have taken a dramatic U-turn and decided to take its gaming division off the market. There was speculation that the giant was shopping studios like NetherRealm and Rocksteady around, as it attempted to offload its interactive entertainment business in order to clear some outstanding debt.
However, that no longer appears to be the case. In an email to staff, CEO Jason Kilar explained that while the firm will be undergoing some structural changes, Warner Bros Games “remains part of the Studios and Networks groups”. He added that while the changes may prove “a lot to take in” he’s confident the company will “successfully navigate them”.
While we don’t yet know what the restructuring will mean for upcoming Warner Bros releases, we can at least be assured that they will continue to launch on PlayStation platforms. Previously, there was speculation that Microsoft was mooting purchasing the division, along with the likes of Take-Two, EA, and Activision.
The timing is particularly pertinent, as Rocksteady recently teased its Suicide Squad title, which will be officially announced during a DC Comics event a little later in the month. A fully-fledged Harry Potter RPG is also believed to be in development at Avalanche Software, while NetherRealm is likely to be hard at work on its next big fighter, presumably Injustice 3.