AT&T is selling off and merging their media branches, like Warner Bros Interactive, and that includes all of these studios:
- Avalanche Software
- Monolith Productions
- NetherRealm Studios
- Rocksteady Studios
- TT Games
- WB Games Boston
- WB Games Montréal
- WB Games New York
- WB Games San Diego
- WB Games San Francisco
Not to mention DC Comics and Rooster Teeth (Creators of Red Vs. Blue).
The Lego games, Arkham series, Gotham Knights, The Wolf Among Us 2, Mortal Kombat, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and many other games will be affected by this sale. Anybody familiar with mergers knows that many games might be delayed due to the change in administrative details.
But a Warner Bros. Interactive sale has been discussed since 2020. As those rumors played out, there is one game that had been delayed and would be delayed again.
Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga.
This explains the Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga delay
One of the studios affected by the sale/merger is TT Games, the creators of the Lego games. What if TT Games had already completed Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, but the game kept getting delayed? It would make sense if there was a merger or sale because of profit concerns.
Typically, mergers and sales take months or years to plan, and every single detail is outlined in documents. Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is TT Games' biggest game to date, and therefore would bring a huge boost to the company that keeps it. This video game's profit may have been the source of much contention between the two companies.
Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga will bring in big bucks for TT Games. A CEO's best tool is to show off profits immediately after a sale or merger, so this game was sure to be a huge talking point. Thus, it makes sense to delay the release until the studio that will end up with the profits can keep the game entirely.
If this theory holds, then we should see a release date announced at E3 as if there are no more issues.