The Xbox Series X could be revving up for a whole slew of platform exclusive titles from established IPs, if the latest rumours turn out to be true.
The PS5 has the likes of Gran Turismo 7 and Horizon Forbidden West coming to the platform, while the PS4 had a strong lineup of exclusives when it came out, it did have more success than the Xbox One in this current generation, becoming the second best-selling console of all time (behind the PS2). This time around, Microsoft are looking to avoid history repeating.
According to The Information, Microsoft is one of a handful of companies considering forking out $4 billion to snap up the Warner Bros. gaming division. WB parent company AT&T is reportedly looking to offload assets to pay off its $154 billion of debt.
CNBC reports that Microsoft isn’t the only one considering a new acquisition; Take-Two Interactive, Activision Blizzard, and EA are also contemplating expanding their stable, and have all made their interest known, according to two anonymous sources.
WB Interactive’s list of titles includes IPs we’re all very familiar with, including Harry Potter, Mortal Kombat, Batman, and the LEGO games. While none of these titles are platform exclusives right now, if Microsoft bought the developer and publisher, it could close up the door towards Sony.
At the moment, Microsoft really does need some quality games for the upcoming Xbox Series X, after its first showcase fell flat and other announcements have since left players scratching their heads.