EA buys Codemasters for $ 1.2 billion -
The takeover of the British publisher Codemasters is experiencing a rebound.
While Take-Two Interactive was announced as the future new owner of the licenses of Codemasters -
- Electronic Arts has just topped it up with a higher bid.
EA has indeed offered the tidy sum of $ 1.2 billion to acquire the British publisher Codemasters and its game catalog, surpassing Take-Two Interactive's offer of $ 870 million.
“We believe this union provides an exciting and prosperous future for Codemasters, enabling our teams to create, launch and deliver bigger and better games to an extremely passionate audience,” said Gerhard Florin, President of Codemasters, in a statement. .
Take-Two still has a chance
“Our industry is growing, the racing game category is growing and together we will be positioned to lead a new era of racing game entertainment.
By fully leveraging EA's technology, expertise and global reach, this combination will allow us to expand our existing franchises and deliver more racing gaming experiences that define the industry at a grassroots level. global fans, ”commented EA CEO Andrew Wilson.
The agreement should be finalized in the course of the first quarter of 2021, which leaves some time for Take-Two Interactive, publisher of GTA,
or even Borderlands, to review its position and make an offer greater than that of 'Electronic Arts (
Take-Two Interactive has indeed indicated in a press release that it “considered its position” vis-à-vis Codemasters and that an announcement would be made “at the appropriate time”.
What to suggest that the publisher could make a better offer than EA, but for the moment, nothing is certain.
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