According to recent rumors, Electronic Arts would have approached entertainment behemoths to be bought out. The editor speaks for the first time on the subject.
The video game landscape is changing. Under the impulse of Microsoft and its unprecedented acquisitions, studio buyouts are following one another. And since we are not at the end of our surprises, even the biggest publishers can be swallowed up. Will this be the case for EA? The American giant answers.
Towards a buyout of EA?
The rumors surrounding takeovers never cease to surprise us. While a possible merger between Square Enix and Sony is on everyone’s lips, Electronic Arts is reportedly looking to be acquired. A credible rumor suggested that the American publisher has approached some very big names, not in video games, but in entertainment. Apple, Disney and Amazon have all been approached by the major player in the sector. During the last conference with investors, EA reacted to the rumors of a takeover.
Unsurprisingly, Andrew Wilson, CEO of the company, played the tongue-in-cheek with the speech corporate usual. For him, the company is doing very well on its own, but the door is not closed. ” Our goal is always to take care of our employees, our players and our shareholders. Obviously, if there’s a way for us to do it differently, I would of course be open to that. But today we are very, very confident and excited about our future. “So officially, EA is not looking for new partners. Unofficially, however, it could be the case. In any case, Electronic Arts has something to look forward to. The publisher would have got its hands on two Marvel games: Black Panther and Iron Man.