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Amazon is reportedly on the verge of buying Electronic Arts today

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.

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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.

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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. 

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However, in recent years, Amazon Games Studios has had some major success. The likes of New World as well as Lost Ark proved to be successful entries in the MMORPG genre for PC.

Amazon could acquire massive EA properties

If reports are true, Amazon Games is about to make massive waves within the industry by acquiring licences such as  FIFA (soon to be EA Sports FC), Madden, Dead Space, Apex Legends and more.

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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.

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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.

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It will be interesting to see how much this potential deal might compare to the likes of Microsoft’s acquisitions of Bethesda and Activision Blizzard.

This is a developing story and we’ll update you once we have further news.

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Featured Image Credit: EA/Source: Eurogamer via USA Today

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