Warner Bros. held their latest earnings call and they talked about the future of their games division and what they’d like to focus on. CEO David Zaslav talked about how they would like to shift their focus on more live service games going forward with the goal of having more players spending more time on more platforms.
Here is the exact quote from David Zaslav:
“Our focus is on transforming our biggest franchises from largely console and PC based with three-four year release schedules to include more always on gameplay through live services, multiplatform and free-to-play extensions with the goal to have more players spending more time on more platforms. Ultimately we want to drive engagement and monetization of longer cycles and at higher levels. We have put specific capabilities. We are currently under scale and see significant opportunity to generate greater post purchase revenue.”
Live service games have started to become the norm for developers and publishers these days. A game like MultiVersus might be a great example of how Warner Bros. will approach its upcoming live service titles.
What do you think about this move?