Update: 29/08/22: US network CNBC has refuted claims that Amazon is on the verge of acquiring Electronic Arts. Well, at least for today.
As reported by Eurogamer, CNBC co-anchor David Faber claimed that he’s talked to people that “would actually know” if Amazon were to buy EA and they informed him that “there’s nothing going on,” in terms of a current deal.
“EA has definitely been out there in the past a bit, considering what it might do, you could imagine Amazon might have some interest,” continued Faber. “But no, this is not going to happen today, from what I’m hearing unless the people who had been involved previously have no idea.”
However, it’s interesting that the words “not going to happen today” are being used. So, in other words, never say never. Probably. We’ll update you should we hear of any further news.
Original Story 26/08/22: Amazon is reportedly on the verge of buying Electronic Arts later today. If reports are true, this could be an eye-watering deal.
Amazon entered the video game world back in 2010 with its very first game, Airport Mania: First Flight. Which at the time, pretty much resulted in 10 years of flops.
Amazon could acquire massive EA properties
Sources of USA Today, claim that Amazon’s acquisition of Electronic Arts will be announced later today. There is currently no word of how much the acquisition will cost. However, considering that EA is currently worth an estimated $35 billion, expect the purchase to be of an eye-watering amount.
Previous reports claim EA is looking for buyers
Earlier this year, rumours were making the rounds that Electronic Arts were looking to sell or merge with another company. While we must take rumours with a pinch of salt, as they say, “there’s no smoke without fire.”
This is a developing story and we’ll update you once we have further news.
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