Warner Bros. Discovery Prioritizing Live Service Gameplay Moving Forward, Says CEO

Warner Bros. Discovery Prioritizing Live Service Gameplay Moving Forward, Says CEO

In the Warner Bros. Discover Quarter 3 2023 Earnings Call, CEO David Zaslav stated that live service gameplay will be an emphasis moving forward, with the goal of free-to-play and multiplatform implementation enabling increased playtime on all platforms.

This will, in turn, potentially increase overall engagement and monetization, thereby considerably enhancing profits. Of course, a focus on live service is far from ideal, and many fans are concerned about the direction Warner Bros. games will face in the future.

The upcoming multiplayer shooter Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League has already made many quite wary of the quality of these future releases, and these comments from the CEO do little to alleviate those concerns.

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You can view Zaslav’s quoted comments on live service implementation below:

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.

You can view the full Earnings Call transcript for additional comments.

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