WBIE done acquiring, will focus on developing

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has had enough. Of acquisitions, that is.

After picking up several known names over the past few years, the focus now, according to senior VP of production and development Samantha Ryan, will be put on internal growth and the games themselves.

“I don’t think you’re going to see a ton more acquisition,” the executive told Gamasutra. “Maybe a little tiny one as a complementary piece, but aside from that I’m hoping that we take it easy for a while.” Instead, “..we’re going to focus on getting all the stuff that we’ve just acquired well-integrated, and really focus on the games.” Which include this October’s F.E.A.R. 3 from Monolith and the new Mortal Kombat, announced just days before last week’s E3, from NetherRealm.

Other studios residing under the WBIE umbrella include TT Games (LEGO franchise) and MMO developer Turbine (Lord of the Rings Online, Dungeons & Dragons Online), which was picked up just a month ago.

WBIE also owns the majority stake in Batman: Arhkam Asylum developer Rocksteady.