Following reports that NetherRealm Studios and TT Games were on the market, a Warner Bros. Games spokesman stated that neither the Mortal Kombat team nor the LEGO developer are for sale. Sources said WB owner AT&T was interested in selling WB Interactive Entertainment to alleviate the weight of its multibillion-dollar debt in June 2020, when reports of this sort surfaced.
The news cycle around such a move has been a game of will-they-won’t-they for the past year. With WB Games being split between AT&T and the combined firm, AT&T’s recent merger of WarnerMedia and Discovery looked to put an end to the remaining uncertainty.
However, Windows Central journalist Jez Corden threw a spanner in the works when he said on the Xbox Two podcast that he’d seen leaked papers indicating that NetherRealm and TT Games are no longer “in the scope” of WB Games’ future undertakings. WB’s gaming division, which seldom replies to rumors, opted to do so this time.
Following TheGamer’s post on Jez Corden’s allegation, Remi Sklar of WB Interactive Entertainment contacted the outlet to refute the NetherRealm Studios and TT Games tale completely. NetherRealm and TT Games will not be leaving Warner Bros., according to Sklar.
“I can confirm NetherRealm Studios and TT Games will continue to be a part of Warner Bros. Games, and all are included in the Warner Media Discovery merger,” a spokesman for the publisher said in a statement.
It’s unclear what Corden observed that prompted such a complaint. Perhaps the purported documents were months old, leftovers of AT&T’s long-abandoned plans? Regardless, it appears that the company is no longer interested in selling off parts of its gaming division.
NetherRealm Studios and TT Games have a lot on their plates right now. The former confirmed the end of work on Mortal Kombat 11 DLC in early July. The team is presently working on a “new project” that has yet to be officially revealed; nevertheless, history suggests that the mystery game will be a third Injustice game.
Meanwhile, TT Games continues to work on LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, a game that includes all nine Skywalker films. The project was postponed a few months ago by WB Games and TT Games, but no new deadline has been set.