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Microsoft Reportedly Considering (Or Considered) Acquiring EA

EA is one of the biggest publishers in the video game industry, if not the biggest publisher, which means that under their banner there are a ton of games, and apparently this is something that Microsoft could be interested in. This is according to a report from Polygon whose sources have told them that Microsoft could be interested in acquiring EA.

Polygon’s report is on how Microsoft’s Xbox platform doesn’t seem to have enough exclusives, such as Capcom’s Street Fighter V in which it was previously confirmed that the game will never be released on the Xbox One. The report talks about how Microsoft could potentially solve their exclusivity problem, and interviews with analysts have indicated that an acquisition is probably the best route for Microsoft at the moment.

The report reads, “The most recent one we heard (from a reliable source close to Microsoft) was, in fact, Electronic Arts. We also heard a whisper about Valve and about Korean outfit PUBG Corp., which Microsoft last year signed to a timed exclusive for its hit survival shooter, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.”

Of course whether or not Microsoft actually went through the motions to acquire EA, or if was simply something they explored remains to be seen (it also remains to be seen if EA is willing to be acquired), but either way according to SuperData Research CEO Joost van Dreunen, “Because of where we are in the lifecycle of all these things, I’m expecting to hear Microsoft announce something very, very shortly.”

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