Publisher creates new executive position to oversee online and downloadable endeavors, names Turbine, Rocksteady, Midway acquisition lead to post.
Last month, Warner Bros. showed its commitment to online gaming with the purchase of Turbine Entertainment, developer of Lord of the Rings Online and Dungeons & Dragons: Eberron Unlimited. Today, it made someone responsible for that commitment, as it appointed Jeff Junge to the newly created post of senior vice president of online games and digital games platforms for Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Warner Bros. Digital Distribution.
Previously, Junge was the senior vice president of business management for Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, a position in which he drove the company's strategy for mergers, acquisitions, and business partnerships. Junge led Warner Bros. purchases of Turbine, the bankrupt Midway Games, Rocksteady Studios, and Traveller's Tales parent TT Games (maker of the Lego Star Wars series), as well as the company's investment in the OnLive service.
In the new role, Junge will oversee Turbine and the ongoing integration of TT Games into Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. He will also be responsible for the company's entire digital games business, reporting jointly to WBIE president Martin Tremblay and WBDD president Thomas Gewecke.
I'm a lifetime member of LotRo and I'm wondering what this will mean for the game. Time will tell and here's to the best.
sounds as though warner bros are building up a quality gaming division, some good companies, great games, super back catalogue. hope they keep on doing the right things and i am looking forward to arkham 2
sounds like warner bro. is on its way up in the game industry. Thats a good thing EA, activision, ubi need more big competitors like this.
Anyone wana guess and think....*gasp*. Harry Potter MMO?....which would shake the very foundations of the earth.
lion222550 i agree. the first one was a rather big hit and that was inexpected by me anyway. i thought it was gonna be cheesy and boring but i freaking LOVED IT. they said the second one was gonna be much darker and even better. i love batman and the joker!! it WILL win game of the :p
With all of these companies there buying, Batman Arkham Asylum 2 will be the game of the year when it comes out.
This article was very bland. A cliff notes version could read: "Big company bought a bunch of small companies. Some good games, some bad games in the mix. Ultimately, who knows whether games from any of these developers will be crap or not. See EA's buyouts. Or Activisions."
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