Rumor about Amazon plans to buy Electronic Arts may be false [Upd.] – News

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Aug 26, 2022 – 1:40 p.m — Last updated 50 minutes ago

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Update 6:30 p.m.:

In the original news report Has USAToday meanwhile the mentioned source GLHF removed as the report “violated editorial standards regarding the use of uncredited and unverified sources”. According to various sources, including Jason Schreier by Bloomberg, there are currently no concrete plans by Amazon to buy Electronic Arts.

Update 2:30 p.m.:

The American financial journalist David Faber is open CNBC called the rumors false, according to its sources, no planned bid to buy Electroinc Arts from Amazon.

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USAToday reports, citing inside sources from the Swedish media company GLHFthat the American online retailer Amazon is planning to buy Electronic Arts. The company is expected to announce a formal takeover bid today. rumours A possible purchase of EA by Apple, Disney or Amazon has been circulating for several months. Among other things, Electronic Arts is the publisher of various large sports franchises such as FIFA, F1 and madden as well as from battle field and Apex Legends.

Following Microsoft’s announced acquisition of Activision Blizzard and Sony’s acquisition of destinydeveloper Bungie, this would be the third major studio acquisition in the video game industry this year. If there is any further news, we will of course keep you informed GamersGlobal Up to date.

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