Overseeing games like Apex Legends, The Sims and more, EA are a pretty huge player in the games industry. Over the last two decades, they have regularly moved from a punching bag to the creator of the year's biggest game. This back and forth has led to the company feeling a slight bit unstable about its future. Despite pulling in billions, they are currently looking to sell or merge with a bigger company. Here's what we know so far.
EA looking to sell or merge
In a piece from Puck News, they reveal that several sources have told them EA are looking to sell or merge, going into the future. This is inspired by the amount of acquisitions going on throughout the industry. It seems like it's quite alarming to big publishers - worried they may lose out on the opportunity to join a bigger more successful company.
In recent years, as media companies have taken greater interest in the rapidly-growing gaming industry, Wilson and Electronic Arts have held talks with a number of different potential suitors, including Disney, Apple and Amazon, sources with knowledge of those talks told me.
Several sources familiar with these talks say EA has been persistent in pursuing a sale, and has only grown more emboldened in the wake of the Microsoft-Activision deal. Others say that EA is primarily interested in a merger arrangement that would allow Wilson to remain as chief executive of the combined company. Representatives from Disney, Apple and Amazon all declined to comment.
This is undeniably pretty huge for the industry. EA are one of the biggest publishers in the industry, overseeing games like:
- Fifa (until recently)
- It Takes Two
- Need for Speed
- Star Wars Games
- The Sims
- Apex Legends
- Mass Effect
- Lost in Random