If you didn't already know, Warner Bros.' gaming division -- which includes developers such as Rocksteady (Batman Arkham) and NetherRealm (Mortal Kombat, Injustice) -- is up for sale. Priced at around $4 billion, the division certainly doesn't come cheap, and so only a handful of mega publishers have shown interest. As previously reported, the likes of Microsoft, Activision, and Take Two have apparently been sniffing around -- but it could well be that EA makes the first move.
During the company's latest financial call, CFO Blake Jorgensen hints that the acquisition could be under serious consideration. When asked about snapping up new studios -- with the question suggesting a "big asset" like Warner Bros.' gaming division -- Jorgensen says that EA is "more interested than ever" in acquiring new talent.
While we don't want to read too much into Jorgensen's comments, it's important to remember that this is very big business. EA management isn't just going to come out and say that the company intends to make a bid. If this deal does actually go down, then we'll likely only get confirmation once everything's finalised.
What do you make of this? Do you think anyone will make a move on Warner Bros.' gaming division, or is the price just too dang high? Give us your predictions in the comments section below.