Warner Brothers Entering a “Settling Period”
Warner Brothers, the noted mega-film studio and game publisher, has stated that they are going to “take it easy” on acquiring new and existing intellectual properties. Over the past few years, Warner Brothers purchased numerous competing studios or IPs, and now it is time to tighten the wallet.
Speaking with Gamasutra, Samantha Ryan, senior VP of production and development at Warner Bros, stated that Warner Brothers is entering a “settling period for a little while”. Over the past few years, the studio has purchased the likes of Monolith (F.E.A.R.), TT Games (LEGO franchise), NetherRealm Studios (Mortal Kombat), and Batman: Arkham Asylum developer Rocksteady.
“We’re going to go through kind of a settling period for a little while, where we’re going to focus on getting all the stuff that we’ve just acquired well-integrated, and really focus on the games. I don’t think you’re going to see a ton more acquisition; maybe a little tiny one as a complementary piece, but aside from that I’m hoping that we take it easy for a while.”
The reasoning behind this new philosophy has yet to be announced. What are your views on this? Post your thoughts in the comments section below.