Microsoft, Take-Two Interactive Software, Electronic Arts, and Activision Blizzard have all expressed interest in a potential acquisition of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, the games division of Warner Bros., according to The Information, which cited people familiar with the matter.
Warner Bros parent AT&T was discussing a sale of its Interactive Entertainment gaming division that owns popular videogame Mortal Kombat for a deal that could be worth about $4 billion (roughly Rs. 29,958 crores) , CNBC reported last month.
Spokespersons for Microsoft, Warner Bros, Electronic Arts, and Take-Two Interactive Software did not offer comment when contacted by The Information. Activision did not immediately respond.
Recent media reports said AT&T planned to cut more than 3,400 technician and clerical jobs across the country and close stores over the next few weeks as the coronavirus pandemic shutdown has prompted consumers to shop online.
The wireless carrier also plans to permanently close more than 250 stores, which would affect about 1,300 retail jobs, Reuters reported, citing the company’s main labor union, the Communications Workers of America.