Amazon is reportedly set to acquire EA and my prime sub is now looking very much better than before.
Amazon Is Reportedly Set To Acquire EA
It now seems that EA finally has seen a buyer with amazon set to announce its offer officially today according to many reports.
The update on the internet is that no one really knows which way it up with this very story. With one very conflicting report claiming that amazon will not be making any form of an offer in order to buy EA.
The original story on the other hand is that EA has been looking for a buyer or even a merger as far back as 2012 when the market value of the platform dropped by 37%. At the time, the publisher refused to make any comment in regards to the matter but many rumors however made their way to light in May that EA was on the lookout once again. Puck also reported via VGC that Apple, Disney, and Comcast-NBCUniversal were also in the running along with amazon.
‘For The Win’ Claims That Amazon Has Made an Offer
‘For The Win’ now claims that amazon has taken the next step and has therefore made an offer. And apparently, the announcement is slated for the remaining part of today, but there is however no word on that yet. If this is true, then it is great news for EA, after a decade-long mission in looking for a buyer. They are however not so great in being one of the giant companies with really deep pockets that can flash the money in order to get a monopoly in the industry. And just like Microsoft acquiring Zenimax Media, the parent company of Bethesda, or its plan to purchase Activision for instance.
And as per the update coming from up top, this is being contented by CNBC at the moment who claims that their sources say that no formal offer is being made.
The Amazon Effect on the Tech Industry
The adaptation of video games used to be the stuff of cringe. There were the likes of Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat, and even Super Mario Bros. which all got a piece of the action. And a few decades later, we’re finally seeing a turnaround.
The Witcher on Netflix also has been a hit, while Arcane on the other hand which is adapted from League of Legends managed to overshadow Cowboy Beebop when it debuted at the time. And with the budget of Amazon, we could be seeing some fantastic and great new shows based on EA’s trove of IPs.
As the library of the original content of Amazon goes, its streaming service is home to some of the best and most real gems. Among the best Prime Video shows you’ll find others such as The Boys, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and A League of Their Own. Sneaky Pete was also a good one considering, if you missed that before it was canceled.
There’s currently no reason to think that a series based on EA’s many IPs would be a flop; I’d think it would d be quite the opposite given the track record and resources of Amazon.
Is this deal a bad one for the video gaming industry? Maybe. And should big companies with funds to spend be allowed to trump on the completion by acquiring up both developers and publishers, unchecked? Definitely not!