Microsoft rumoured to be potential Warner Bros Interactive buyer

The publisher behind the LEGO video games, Warner Bros. Interactive, may be sold to Microsoft.

AT&T is looking to sell Warner Bros. Interactive, with Take-Two Interactive Software, Electronic Arts and Activision Blizzard reported to be interested. Now, Microsoft is also being floated as one of the companies eyeing up the video game publisher, the Information reports.

Warner Bros. Interactive owns TT Games, the company that produces the LEGO video games. They are currently working on LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, which is on the way later this year.

Computer giant Microsoft not only makes XBOX consoles but of course is also behind the Windows operating system. Whether the company acquiring Warner Bros. Interactive would lead to more XBOX/PC exclusive titles is unknown.

There is no guarantee that a sale will occur, as AT&T is only considering it as one option while the company decides the best way to pay down debt.

The first LEGO video game was LEGO Star Wars in 2005, which spawned a sequel and led to further titles including Batman and Indiana Jones. Since then, many well-known film franchises have been given the brick treatment, including Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings and Pirates of the Caribbean. In 2007, TT Games was acquired by Warner Bros. Interactive.

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Graham was the Editor up until November 2020. He has plenty of experience working on LEGO related projects. He has contributed to various websites and publications on topics including niche hobbies, the toy industry and education. Follw Graham on Twitter @grahamh100.

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