EA is not for sale, at least for now.
After the multimillion-dollar purchase of Activision Blizzard by Microsoft for almost 70 billion dollars, in recent months rumors have not stopped circulating about other large companies in the sector that could be interested in being acquired or are the object of another’s desire. It is the case of companies like Square Enix, Ubisoft or EAalthough only the latter seems to have made its position on the matter clear.
Andrew Wilson, current CEO of Electronic Arts, has taken an unusual route among the great managers of the industry, responding to rumors about purchase intentions. Wilson reassured investors during the call for the company’s latest fiscal report, no intentions to sell EA.
Electronic Arts couldn’t “be in a stronger position as an independent company” than it is today, Wilson assured investors (via GameRant). “We feel very confident and excited,” he said, dispelling any doubt that the company could be bought in the short or medium term.
The company expects to further strengthen its position in the industry with its upcoming games as a service, such as FIFA 23 and EA Sports FC from the 2023-2024 season, when EA Sports will also sponsor La Liga in Spain. As for single-player narrative games, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor tops the EA list.
Who could buy Electronic Arts?
In a hypothetical case of purchase, it would not be an easy thing to do with EA. Unlike other recent purchases, this is a great company with dozens of studios, IPs and hundreds of workers. It would be equivalent to the billionaire purchase of Activision Blizzard by Microsoft. What has cost those from Redmond, for now, an exhaustive international investigation and reproaches from their direct competition. In principle, few players in the industry could afford such an acquisition.