The dust still hasn’t settled after ForTheWin’s sensational report by its editors concerning Amazon’s alleged plans to acquire EA, and we already receive another statement, this time from CNBC, denying it. But to better understand the resulting confusion, let us start from the beginning.
Sources from a portal belonging to the widely read USA Today newspaper claim that the Amazon corporation is planning to acquire Electronic Arts, with the official announcement of the plans to be made later today.
Journalists of ForTheWin are joined by a well-known industry leaker – Nibel, who used his Twitter to spread this information.
— Nibel (@Nibellion) August 26, 2022
The truthfulness of these reports can be supported by recent rumors, which claim that the developer and publisher of games such as Need for Speed, FIFA and Battlefield is looking to find a powerful buyer, but until now no concrete information has emerged in the media.
Reporters from USA Today have speculated that Amazon may be interested in EA, among other things, because of popular licenses – Mass Effect or Dragon Age – that will also can be turned into movies and TV series.
— CNBC Now (@CNBCnow) August 26, 2022
What’s interesting is that CNBC journalists, in a recent report, dismissed the news of a potential acquisition of “Electronic Arts” by Amazon.
So, what is the truth? Surely in the coming few hours we will receive an official statement on the matter. We are very curious to know which news agency has more reliable information.