Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment continues to grow as a major player in the industry, announcing today that Jeff Junge will drive its digital games business as Senior VP of Online Games and Digital Games Platforms. Under his former and even more long-winded title (Senior Vice President of Business Management for Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group), Junge prompted some of Warner's most aggressive moves, overseeing the recent purchase of MMO developer Turbine and "guiding" the salvage of Midway's intellectual property. He also had a hand in the acquisition of Rocksteady Studios, developer of the acclaimed Batman: Arkham Asylum.
In his new role, where he will report to WBIE president Martin Tremblay and Thomas Gewecke, president of Warner Bros. Digital Distribution, Junge will oversee aspects of Warner's digital games business and integrated studios like Turbine and TT Games.
We're excited to see Warner take a more aggressive stride into digital distribution, as long as the result avoids comparison to the company's downloadable beat-meh-up, Watchmen: The End is Nigh.