Rocksteady Studios, the producers of the multi-million selling Batman: Arkham Asylum has been acquired by Warner Bros. Although Eidos was the publisher of Batman, it seems fitting that Warner Bros. now own the rights to any possible sequels as the IP was originally part of its own DC comics portfolio.
"Rocksteady demonstrated its professionalism and extraordinary development abilities with Batman: Arkham Asylum," said Kevin Tsujihara, president, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group. "This arrangement is a great strategic fit and we are very pleased to solidify our relationship with this talented development team."
"We are proud to strengthen our association with WBIE, a world class publisher that we have enjoyed working with since we began developing Batman: Arkham Asylum," said Jamie Walker, studio director of Rocksteady Studios.
According to game designer Sefton Hill, as well as Batman, the team will also work on games based on other Warner properties.
"The Rocksteady team is very much looking forward to creating more great games based on widely recognised Warner Bros. brands like Batman," he said.
In recent years, Warner has had a number of acquisitions in the games software market which include Midway Games who are responsible for titles such as Mortal Kombat, TT Games who produce the Lego franchise of games, as well as procuring Snowblind Studios - Who are currently working on the Lord of the Rings titles.
How do you feel about the acquisition of Rocksteady Studios?? Will future titles benefit from Warner's input and funding? And, What other IP's owned by Warner would you like to see being produced by Rocksteady?