Thanks to Yahoo for reprinting the press release revealing Warner Bros has created a new videogame division
, headed by Monolith co-founder Jason Hall, which "will focus on the creation, development, production and distribution of games that will be marketed to consumers under the Warner Bros. Games brand."
This represents a change of attitude for Warner Bros, who previously licensed titles such as Harry Potter
and The Matrix
for external game development, and GameSpot provides some background
for the move, noting that new WBIE boss Jason Hall "...was CEO of Monolith Productions, developer of Tron 2.0 and No One Lives Forever 2... There were previous ties between the two companies, since Monolith is currently developing the Matrix MMORPG, The Matrix Online." Update: 01/15 04:22 GMT
: Game Informer has an interview with Jason Hall
about his new position, in which he hints on "...some interesting developments throughout the course of this year... things like the Harry Potter titles."