Warner Bros games business not to be sold following Discovery deal

Warner Bros games business not to be sold following Discovery deal

It would seem that Warner Bros games studios aren't going to be sold off any longer following the company being sold to Discovery.

As spotted by PCGamesN, at the bottom of a press release about Electronic Arts acquiring mobile developer Playdemic, it says that this is going to be the only studio that is being sold.

"The remaining Warner Bros. Games portfolio is included in the recently announced WarnerMedia-Discovery transaction and will become part of the combined media and entertainment company after the expected close of that transaction," reads the release.

Warner Bros Games' president David Haddad added: “While we have great respect for the Playdemic team, our decision to divest is a part of our overall strategy to build games based on Warner Bros. storied franchises.”

This follows rumours that developers such as Rocksteady, Netherrealm and Monolith would be sold off as part of Warner Media being sold by AT&T to Discovery for $43 billion.

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