Head of the Warner Bros. division Discovery games and streaming director Jean-Briac Perrette said that the company plans to focus more on service solutions instead of AAA games from now on.

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League

In his opinion, the success achieved by Hogwarts Legacy, which sold 22 million copies, is not guaranteed in a "volatile" market. He backed up his thesis with the statement that Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League was a disappointment for the company.

She is currently implementing a new strategic investment plan that will help future games be more successful.

The plan, according to the top manager, is to reduce the risk from volatility by focusing on the main franchises, transfer at least some of them to mobile rails and free-play monetization, and continue to invest in creating game services that users can play and invest money in for a long time.

Perrett believes that this will help the company to earn steadily. The first projects consistent with the new company policy will be released this year.

Is Warner Bros. Going to Discovery is not clear whether to completely abandon the development of premium games for consoles. At the same time, it is reported that, in general, the company is going to redouble its efforts to develop the game direction.

"We believe that gaming is an area in which we have great prospects for growth, given the IP and opportunities that we have," Perrett stressed.

We are talking about brands such as Mortal Kombat, Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, the DC universe, as well as 11 external teams, including Avalanche Software, Monolith Productions, NetherRealm Studios and Rocksteady Studios.

The company's last significant release, a paid game service for consoles Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, released on January 30 and in development for more than a decade, failed miserably. Neither the critics nor the audience liked it.

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