With Microsoft’s purchase of Activision Blizzard about to become a complete reality, EA now it will become the largest independent developer and publisher in the industry. However, this is not a complete guarantee, as there is a possibility that the company may be acquired in the future. Regarding these rumours, Andrew Wilson, its CEO, has finally issued a statement about it.
Although EA has chosen to remain silent on these types of rumors in the past, during the recent investor meeting, Wilson issued a statement in which he assured that the company is in “a strong position as an independent company”. This was what he commented:
“Our… goal is always to take care of our people, our players and our shareholders. If there was ever a way to do it differently than the way we’re doing it today, I, of course, have to be open to that, but I would tell you that today we feel very, very confident and excited about our future.” .
Recall that last May, a report mentioned that Brian Roberts, CEO of Comcast, was in talks with Wilson to acquire EA. With this, it is possible that hundreds of businesses of this type are carried out outside the public eye, only to be canceled by various differences. Similarly, the message from the CEO of EA is similar to the one that companies like Ubisoft and Take-Two have issued when questioned about the same issue.
At the end of the day, the possibility of EA being acquired by a company in the future is not completely ruled out. However, at the moment it appears that this is not the case. On related topics, it looks like EA is working on a Marvel game. Similarly, these are the covers of FIFA 23.
At the end of the day, all companies are for sale. Everything rests on your position in the market, and if the negotiations are favorable for all involved, and this is much more difficult than it seems. In the event that EA is sold, it is likely that it will not fall into the hands of Microsoft or Sony, but of a company that may well be far from this industry.