VentureBeat: Warner Bros. Gaming Division put up for sale for two billion dollars

This amount is half the amount previously reported .

Two anonymous sources confirmed to VentureBeat that AT&T conglomerate was up for sale by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment is a gaming division of Warner Bros.

Initially, this was reported by the CNBC website, according to which the amount of the transaction can reach four billion dollars. However, VentureBeat sources said that WBIE are preparing to sell for two billion dollars.

Among potential buyers CNBC named Electronic Arts, Activision and Take-Two. None of the listed companies commented on this information.

According to VentureBeat, one of the major game publishers has already announced that it is not interested in buying the Warner Bros. gaming division, since it does not generate stable income and does not own the rights to part of the franchises for which it develops games.

For example, it is not known whether writer Joan Rowling will agree to transfer the license for Harry Potter games from Warner Bros. to another company in case of sale of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.

The gaming division includes 11 studios, including NetherRealm, which develops a series of fighting games Mortal Kombat and Injustice, as well as Monolith Productions, known by FEAR and Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, and Rocksteady, who developed the Batman: Arkham series.

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