Warner Bros. is in talks to buy Codemasters

Few days ago Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has officially announced Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest for Wii and DS in Autumn 2009. Today  an interesting story first appeared on UK games blog VG247.  Rumors or real news we will find out soon.

"You know Warner’s been looking at Codemasters?”
“I don’t think they’re the only ones, but yes. There were ‘whispers’ about a month ago.”
“Yeah, well, apparently they’ve completed due diligence and buyout discussions are ongoing.”
“No shit.”
“Apparently so.”
“Jesus. You’ve asked them for comment?”
“Yes. Codemasters said, ‘We have nothing to say on the matter.’ I think the Warner mails got lost in the ether somewhere.”
“Well, it’d make a lot of sense. Warner needs the dev. Sounds like they’re really going for it.”
“It does seem that way, yes. They must still be looking for a proper in after Square beat them to Eidos.”
“And Codies has been up for sale for years.”

Codemasters has told GamesIndustry.biz that it will not comment on a rumour that Warner Bros. is in talks to buy the UK racing publisher.

We won't respond to that story," said a spokesperson for the Codemasters company. "Everything is fine here."
Representatives for Warner Bros. have not returned calls at the time of going to press.

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