EA signals that it’s considering WB Games acquisition, “We are more interested than ever”

Whereas EA wasn’t all for commenting particularly on current Warner Bros. Interactive acquisition rumours, the writer mentioned it’s open to purchasing extra studios.

EA printed robust outcomes for its first quarter of FY2021. Following the earnings reveal, EA executives took a investor questions.

Latest experiences that Warner Bros.’ guardian firm is seeking to promote the gaming unit name-dropped EA – amongst others – as a possible purchaser, and you’ll guess this query got here up.

EA COO Blake Jorgensen fielded one such query, clarifying the corporate’s strategy to acquisitions. Jorgensen opened by saying that EA is at all times taking a look at studios up on the market, however that he wouldn’t have the ability to particularly touch upon the matter of Warner Bros. He was, nonetheless, desirous to say that EA desires to go after expertise somewhat than video games.

“I can’t touch upon any particular acquisition aside from what I’ll inform you as we mentioned you’ve seen previously the place we’ve accomplished the very best is the place now we have long-term relationships with folks,” he mentioned. “And we’re actually making an attempt to purchase nice expertise versus video games.”

Citing Respawn for instance, Jorgensen identified that EA’s choice to amass the studio was extra concerning the proficient and skilled builders it housed, and never simply to purchase Titanfall.

“It wasn’t about Titanfall – and that’s no offence to Titanfall, it’s a tremendous sport and we’ll possibly see a Titanfall in some unspecified time in the future someday down the street, nevertheless it was actually concerning the group and it begins on the high with [studio head] Vince [Zampella] nevertheless it goes all through the entire organisation.”

Jorgensen went on, “And so it would take a while however belief that we’re extra than ever as a result of we see expertise and constructing nice new franchises is crucial to the long-term progress for enterprise.”

It’s not but clear if Warner Bros. Interactive’s varied studios can be individually bought to completely different publishers, or if the group as a complete will likely be owned by a single firm. It’s not out of the query to think about EA residing over sequence like Mortal Kombat, Batman and DC video games.

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