Warner Bros. acquires majority stake in Batman dev

Warner Bros. has picked up a majority stake in Rocksteady Studios, the UK-based developer that stepped into the limelight with their last year’s critical and commercial hit Batman: Arhkam Asylum.

The studio has “demonstrated its professionalism and extraordinary development abilities,” WB Home Entertainment Group president Kevin Tsujihara says, making the arrangement “a great strategic fit.”

“The Rocksteady team is very much looking forward to creating more great games based on widely recognized Warner Bros. brands like Batman,” Rocksteady’s games director Sefton Hill added, making it sound like they could be getting their hands on more than just the Batman property.