Report: Nexon Considering EA Purchase
Do you own stock in Electronic Arts? Because if you do, now might be a good time to cash in and make a little extra green: a video report on Bloomberg today revealed that EA’s stock was rising after a South Korean newspaper reported that an offer to buy the company had been made.
“Shares of game-maker Electronic Arts are trading up more than six percent right now,” said the report. “According to a South Korean newspaper, the online gaming company Nexon Japan has contacted EA about making an offer. We have no idea how Electronic Arts may have responded to this reported offer.”
Nexon is best known for making MapleStory, and while it’s a South Korean company, its headquarters are currently based in Tokyo. Eurogamer notes that it’s been in touch with both companies, having been told by reps from EA that their “only comment on this is that we don’t comment on rumors or speculation about our business.”
Nexon has yet to respond.
Pretty interesting turn of events—I never would’ve predicted that EA would be on the receiving end of a buy-out. Owning EA would be potentially worth billions (I can’t even begin to guess any real number value on the company, but rest assured, it’d be insane). To even make an offer on a company as huge as EA, Nexon must have some pretty deep pockets, and a serious interest in doing more business in the US.
But consider THIS: what if Nexon bought Activision? We’d finally get Call of Battlefield Duty. And then the world would end.