That’d be a massive waste of money. WBD is probably going to be valued at 150B which means with the premium it’s probably cost them 200B to close the deal. They’d probably pay out 1 Bethesda in fees if the deal falls through. That’s WAY too much capital invested in making video game adaptations which are notoriously hard to get right.
Better to continue letting the creatives at the development studios put an idea together and then pitch it to studios and let them take the brunt of the financial L.
I see people in hoping for Warner media…
microsoft aims at video games not movies!
if ever it was interested it would be better to take Paramount with whom they already collaborate for halo and make a proposal to buy Warner Bros game with some ip
You guys saying that Microsoft shouldn’t buy WB might still be thinking about old Microsoft. New Microsoft is worth 2 trillion. That money needs to be spent somewhere, why not invest in Warner -Discovery. It benefits their current businesses and opens up new opportunities.
Someone even suggested Microsoft should buy “cheap” developers a couple posts up. 2 trillion dollars guys. Yes that money needs to be spent intelligently but not spending is ignoring the future and too conservative.
I don’t see much of a downside. Worst case scenario you could always sell HBO WB Discovery. The real risk is letting Amazon Prime, Apple TV, Google YouTube have all the fun. WB owns all the DC ip, that alone should tell you how valuable these ip could be for Xbox. But again why exactly wouldn’t Microsoft want a streaming service? They are part of movies anywhere, it’s not like they haven’t thought about it.
I agree with this. If Amazon and Apple gaming services take off and Sony’s TV and movies take off and they all bundle streaming with gaming that could leave MS having to play catch up in that area. MS however has been pretty good at predicting the future so they might really not see that as an issue
Because those ones weren’t (still aren’t) full on gaming, while MS is. Also MS has other areas of subs which they don’t cover (like Office and productivity stuff). Not all companies should do the same exact thing.
Double down on gaming even more after ABK to became market leader and surpassing even Tencent. Games are more future proof and profitable than movies/tv stuff, also it’s an arena they know.
Considering EA doesn’t want to sell and they are very strong (even if BF bombed), T2 also bought Zynga to defend themselves, I’d say it’s time to expand seriously in Asia, being a japanese or korean publisher. It would also raise way less regulatory concerns than a EA, T2 or Ubisoft.
Well people here keep saying to break apart WB and just buy the gaming part. Why you wouldn’t want the entire company is beyond me. It would be great for your gaming business to own WB ip. It would also be great for your cloud business to own a streaming service. It would also be in line with your company subscription goals. It would feel like a synergy to combine a streaming video service with a streaming gaming service. HBO Max is good, I’m currently a subscriber, give me a Gamepass discount on that
Yeah apparently MS isn’t interested in all that. I wonder, have they said so themselves? We sometimes have comments too that they aren’t interested in licenses but I have a hard time believing that. Getting all the DC heroes, the studios that made some amazing games would be a huge, huge get.
They’d get the studio that did amazing Batman games, they would get the studio that makes the LEGO games, the studio that made Shadow of Mordor and War. And if licenses are included…oh my. I hope so much MS doesn’t let this one go to the competition, if they can even afford it, don’t know.