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Microsoft reportedly interested in acquiring Warner Bros. Interactive

In June, to CNBC reported that telecommunications giant AT&T is considering selling its Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment gaming division for about $4 billion. At the time, parties reportedly interested in in purchasing WBIE included Take-Two Interactive Software, Electronic Arts and Activision Blizzard.

According to a new information published by The Information, Microsoft has now joined that list. “Two people familiar with the situation” claim that the acquisition will allow Microsoft to “expand the game-making capabilities of its Xbox group.”

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Balancing monetization and narrative in Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery

Gamesindustry.biz talked to Josh Yguado, president of Jam City, the studio that developed the mobile RPG Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery.

The biggest Hogwarts mystery prior to the launch was whether the developer would be able to combine the free-to-play monetization strategies with a compelling narrative-driven RPG experience.

The game’s performance shows that the studio succeeded.  As of March 2019, the title amassed 45 million downloads globally and brought in $100 million.