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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.”
Warner Bros. game division up for sale
Telecommunications giant AT&T is considering selling its Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment gaming division for about $4 billion. This is according to CNBC, which cites its sources familiar with the matter. VentureBeat confirms the information but names a different price: $2 billion.
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.