Apple in talks to buy EA, but Amazon and Disney are also in contention
Source suggests Electronic Arts is interested in a sale or merger after Microsoft acquires Activision in early 2022
A source claims that the giant EA (Electronic Arts) is looking for a buyer or a merger. The three main companies interested in the undertaking are Apple, Amazon and Disney. The information came out last Friday (20). With that, the wave of gigantic acquisitions in the games industry would continue, making gamers get even more excited.
Following the announcement of Microsoft’s $68 billion purchase of Activision, the idea of finding a buyer or company interested in a merger came to EA’s offices. Thus, three important companies showed interest in the undertaking: Apple, Amazon and Disney.
That’s what the news site says puck. This whole wave of acquisitions of game companies excited investors and even Andrew Wilson, the CEO of Electronic Arts. The main intention would be to reach an agreement for a merger, because that way Wilson would remain in the highest chair of the owner of dead space, Apex Legends and many other games.
The negotiations lasted several weeks, according to the report, but ended up not reaching a consensus until now.
On the other hand, John Reseburg, a spokesman for EA, stated that there will be no comment on rumors or speculation. Therefore, it is worth treating all this with a back foot until an official confirmation.
Disney, Apple or Amazon, which would be ahead?
In the same article on the website puck, the ideal candidate for EA’s bosses in a possible merger would be Disney. That’s because in March 2022, they both got closer to try to develop a “deeper relationship”. However, nothing concrete came out of it.
Amazon, in turn, has its portfolio of games on both its Prime and Luna service. Therefore, it would make sense for the giant to increase its catalog of developers and brands.
So the same can be said of Apple. Its gaming platform, Apple Arcade, has an interesting library, but it could be even bigger with the addition of exclusive titles like Mass Effect and EA Sports FC (the old one fifa).