What’s going on at Electronic Arts? According to current reports, the publisher has been exploring the possibility of a merger or sale for some time.
Will Electronic Arts remain independent for a long time or could that change in the foreseeable future? According to recent reports, Electronic Arts has been pursuing acquisition and merger opportunities with a variety of potential prospects for some time.
The growing interest of media companies in the growing games market is said to have led to these activities, also spurred on by Microsoft’s takeover of Activision Blizzard. For example, talks have been held with Disney, Apple, NBCUniversal and Amazon about a merger or takeover.
Above all, a merger was considered with the aim of establishing EA boss Andrew Wilson as the manager of the new conglomerate. Negotiations with NBCUniversal were reportedly the furthest along, but were called off last month because the two companies couldn’t come to an agreement.
A spokesman for EA made it clear that they do not want to comment on rumors or speculation about it. EA is proud to operate from a position of strength and growth, with a portfolio of amazing games built on powerful intellectual properties, made by incredibly talented teams, and a network of more than half a billion players.