Since Microsoft took off the brakes in terms of acquisitions , with the business linked to ZeniMax Media first and Activision Blizzard then, we know that the theme has become one of those leading in the video game industry. There are rumors that follow one another about who could change hands in favor of who else, such as the recent statements suggesting a Sony interested in Square Enix.
Other rumors, however, suggested a possible change of hands for Electronic Arts , one of the biggest giants in the industry among publishers who are not console holders.
Author of FIFA (at least until this year, and you can find it on Amazon), of Battlefield , of Apex Legends and The Sims , to name a few, EA had avoided commenting on these rumors, until CEO Andrew Wilson returned to the subject during his meeting with investors for the closing of the fiscal quarter.
In this regard, Wilson explained that «EA could not be in a position stronger as a standalone company » , underlining how it is therefore implausible to imagine a change of hands at this precise moment , because the company has very positive numbers and is not looking at all to pass under another group to act as a hat.
Also in the words of the CEO (via IGN ):
«Our goal is always to take care of our people, our players and our shareholders. If there ever was a way for us to do it differently than we do today, obviously we would be open to that possibility . But today I tell you that we feel very confident and very enthusiastic for our future ».
Right now, in short, there is nothing concrete, but if it should represent a good opportunity for the EA business, the CEO does not completely close the door to future proposals.
EA, which in turn has acquired Codemasters, is about to launch FIFA 23 on September 30th, about which we told you a few hours ago all the details also regarding the renewed Career mode . The company also made headlines for the statements of the former CEO, who had defined the idea of not inserting microtransactions into a game as very naïve , considering how much they allow to collect.
And, if we think that over 70% of EA’s turnover in the reference period revolves precisely on persistent games, the numbers and the response of the public with wallet shots are on its side part.