Some rather promising rumors have now started floating around and if they do turn out to be true, we could be seeing a pretty major acquisition that’ll stir up the gaming community. Electronic Arts, the AAA studio behind major games like Apex Legends Mobile, the Battlefield series, FIFA, F1, the Sims, and more on PC, Consoles, and Mobile, might be striking up a deal with Amazon, the E-Commerce giant that has been dipping its toes (quite successfully) in venues like streaming, to be bought out. According to the reports, Amazon might be looking to acquire Electronic Arts.
Amazon might confirm the acquisition of Electronic Arts later today
As reported by USA Today, Amazon might announce its acquisition. Although Disney, Apple, and Comcast were approached with offers, Amazon seems to have shown interest. As it’s a rumor so till there’s an official announcement, it’s best to take this with a pinch of salt.
However, this news does seem to be quite likely as we also saw another AAA studio, Activision Blizzard, get acquired by Microsoft earlier this year for an extremely large sum of $68.7 Billion. And then a smaller mobile studio Zynga gets acquired by Take-Two for almost $13 Billion.
Currently, it is reported that CNBC has refuted the deal as the rumors have now been proven false although they did lead to a surge in EA’s shares. Now if this deal does turn out to be true, it would mean that EA would come under new management.
And with a company like Amazon backing them, it should be interesting to see what changes will be made to their games. If the deal does go through, we should be hearing about it very soon.
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