The media for the video game industry stalled early today, Aug. 26, following reports from USA Today that Amazon was planning to acquire publishing giant EA. However, conflicting reports have emerged from CNBC that say the acquisition plans are not in place.
USA Today report Arrived from Swedish news agency Good Luck Have Fun. The source claimed to be aware of an impending formal offer from Amazon to acquire the publishers of FIFA 23 and Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order.
Shortly thereafter, however, CNBC anchor David Faber said on-air that Amazon currently has no plans to acquire EA (see below). “I’ve spoken to some people who actually know if something is going on and they say nothing is going on,” Faber said. is.”
— CNBC Now (@CNBCnow) August 26, 2022
EA’s share price rose 15% in pre-market trading following USA Today’s report, but has since fallen, rising about 6% at the time of writing.
EA has been at the center of several acquisition rumors in recent months as acquisition rumors have become commonplace across the video game industry. Earlier in August, he said he was open to the possibility of an acquisition, but that EA could not be “in a stronger position as an independent company.”
Amazon told IGN it would not comment on the speculation, but EA has not yet responded to a request for comment.
Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer. He talks about witchers all day long.