- Parent company AT&T is no longer looking to sell Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.
- CEO Jason Kilar confirmed as much, warning of ‘challenging’ times ahead.
- Warner Media are reportedly planning to lay off 800 employees.
AT&T has axed plans to sell off the gaming division of Warner Bros.
Fans worried that Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment studios, including NetherRealm and Rocksteady, will fall into EA and Activision’s hands – who were among the publishers eyeing up an acquisition – can rest easy. For now.
Warner Bros. IP going the way of micro-transaction ridden cash cows isn’t on the cards.
In an email sent to employees that details the shaking up of the ranks at Warner Media, CEO Jason Kilar confirmed that Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment remains part of the company.
‘The Warner Bros. Motion Pictures Group continues to be led by Chairman Toby Emmerich. Warner Bros. Television Studios group continues to be led by Chairman Peter Roth. Warner Bros. Interactive remains part of the Studios and Networks group, along with our Global Brands and Franchises team including DC led by Pam Lifford, and our Kids, Young Adults and Classics business led by Tom Ascheim, all focused on engaging fans with our brands and franchises through games and other interactive experiences. ‘