Batman Warner Bros Xbox

Right, let's take a breath. Yesterday, May 2nd, Embracer Group announced that it's to acquire Square Enix's western studios, but that's not all the acquisition talk done just yet. WB Games' development studios appear to be the next bunch up for sale, and quite a few publishers are said to be interested.

This rumour comes from fanbyte's Imran Khan, who says that while he doesn't have enough solid information for a full report, he's heard "a decent bit of chatter" about WB's studios being up for sale.

Why is this of interest to us? Well, as usual with these types of deals, Microsoft has been linked to this particular acquisition. According to Khan they are one of the interested buyers, alongside a host of other big gaming companies.

There's some stiff competition there though and given the wealth of IP that Warner Bros. owns (including Batman among others), Microsoft will likely have to battle it out to get a hold of these studios. However, it may be a good idea to do just that, as one fan points out that WB's games could fill a nice gap in Xbox's first party output.

What do you make of this latest acquisition talk? Should Xbox be in for WB Games? Let us know your thoughts below!