Here’s a shocker if it turns out to be true. According to GLHF (via USA Today), Electronic Arts may have been purchased by Amazon. Supposedly, the announcement would follow at some point today, which is perfect timing given how future games are being discussed during GamesCom throughout the week. There are no exact details yet but rumors have been making the rounds for some time that EA was looking for a buyer with Apple and Disney as other alternative buyers.
Amazon has long been trying to move into the gaming market with a stronger dominance and game adaptations have turned out quite successful for one of its main competitors, Netflix. The Witcher and Arcane are iconic franchises brought to life and EA’s library may open up plenty more opportunities for them to do the same. It also continues the trend of media markets being way more streamlined as even larger companies are facing quite a few troubles in the modern landscape.
Right now, there’s no confirmation that this purchase has taken place but it would definitely be a big move similar to how Microsoft recently purchased Bethesda for $7.5 billion. Investments are all the rage right now as many races to get their hands on the next major intellectual property. We’ll have to see how this potentially also influences EA’s future releases, especially their big titles like Madden, FIFA, Apex Legends, and more.
Source: USA Today