Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard will be completed in the coming months, but there are voices that this is not the end of big moves in the industry. Now, apparently, Electronic Arts is to be absorbed by a larger corporation, which will gain many teams and some very strong IPs.
In recent days, everyone is talking about the Microsoft transaction, but Activision Blizzard is reportedly not the only corporation to be taken over in the coming months. Financial Times journalists, based on their own information, believe that Electronic Arts is the next company in line to take over.
EA focuses on sports games and has some very valuable IPs, so it is difficult to predict who could spend a lot of money on the transaction, but according to analysis – in this case Apple, Amazon, Google or Netflix may decide to buy EA.
Electronic Arts is worth $ 38 billion, but the company concerned has to prepare a much larger budget to get the full package. This is a tempting vision, but we must remember that in a few cases EA uses external licenses (FIFA, Star Wars), and some of EA’s recent internal projects have not achieved the expected successes (Battlefield 2042, Anthem).
However, it is worth recalling that EA has recently acquired Codemasters and Glu Mobile .