Amazon EA Acquisition Rumors Spark Confusion

Video game industry media suffered a setback earlier today, August 26, after a USA Today report claimed Amazon was planning to make an offer to buy publishing giant EA. Conflicting reports have now emerged from CNBC, however, which say there are no acquisition plans.

USA Today Laporan report arrives from Swedish press agency Good Luck Have Fun, which claims its sources are aware of an official offer from Amazon to acquire publisher FIFA 23 and Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order.

Not long after, however, CNBC host David Faber said on air (below) that there are currently no plans from Amazon to acquire EA. “I’ve spoken to a few people who actually know if something’s going on, and they’ve said nothing happened,” Faber said. “These are the people who will be involved.”

EA stock has been up 15% in premarket trading following the USA Today report but has since been down, and at the time of writing is up about 6%.

EA has been at the center of several acquisition rumors in recent months as the video game industry as a whole has seen it become commonplace. EA CEO Andrew Wilson said earlier in August that the company would be open to a possible acquisition but also that EA could not be “in a stronger position as a stand-alone company”.

Amazon has notified IGN that it does not comment on speculation, while EA has not yet responded to our request for comment.

Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer. He would talk about The Witcher all day.

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