In the universe of tech giants, no stone is currently left unturned: After large video game companies are currently very popular – most recently, the billion-dollar takeover of Activision Blizzard by Microsoft caused a stir – the next mega deal is said to be imminent. Gaming giant Electronic Arts (EA) is said to be on the table this time.
Those interested in the game developer are said to be already queuing: Apple, Amazon and Disney are said to have expressed their interest in a purchase. The US cable network operator Comcast is also said to be interested in Electronic Arts.
Insiders currently consider a takeover of EA by Apple to be the most likely. Among other things, the tech cult brand with the apple has accumulated enormous cash reserves and has already gained a foothold in the gaming business with its “Apple Arcade” subscription model.
Electronic Arts investors are already speculating about an upcoming takeover – and accordingly the shares of the gaming giant are performing on the stock exchange. EA shares have climbed to a 3-month high on rumor-fueled gains. Electronic Arts is one of the largest game developers in the world: its most famous titles include “The Sims”, “Battlefield”, “Apex Legends”, “Plants vs. Zombies”, “SimCity”, “DragonAge” and with EA Sports of course “FIFA ”. However, EA recently ended the partnership with “FIFA”.
How much an EA takeover would cost the buyer is currently still the subject of speculation. Activision Blizzard was sold for $68 billion while Sony secured game developer Bungie for $3.6 billion.