After Electronic Arts recently published its first-quarter results, the company had a call featuring execs such as Andrew Wilson and Blake Jorgensen. During said call, the latter name noted that EA is “more interested than ever” in acquiring “big assets” or studios moving forward.
If you don’t know, in the past month, Mortal Kombat and Batman Arkham publisher Warner Bros. Interactive has been put up for sale since its parent company AT&T is looking to pay off some of its debt by raising over $4 billion.
EA among Take-Two, Microsoft, and Activision Blizzard are all interested and want in on this deal.
With that said, on July 30th, 2020, an investor asked Jorgensen about EA’s acquisition strategy and the “one big asset.” However, he declined to comment specifically on Warner Bros. Interactive and instead noted that EA is “more interested than ever in acquiring talent.”
Of course, many took this as EA raising the bar to acquire Warner Bros. Interactive and even kickstarted website nintendosmash.com to examine the situation and what could be. Here’s an excerpt from the website analyzing what EA could get out of the abovementioned deal:
“NetherRealm Studios, Rocksteady, TT Games, Monolith Productions (Shadows of Mordor), Avalanche Software, and Warner Bros. Montreal are among the studios that could be linked to EA after the possible purchase. Furthermore, licenses like LEGO would also be in their possession. These studios feature Mortal Kombat, Batman Arkham, and many more licenses that would join EA’s roster.”
Whether or not EA goes through with acquiring Warner Bros. Interactive, know that EA has its eyes on a big company or studio as we speak. It’s unclear how many “big assets” it will devour moving forward, but it looks like the company has big dreams for 2020 and 2021.
In the meantime, you can stay up to date on all things EA — including its business plans — by paying ir.ea.com a visit.