Bloomberg Bloombacktracks on EA-Nexon Buyout Reports
Financial news source Bloomberg has backtracked on their assertions from last week that South Korean game company Nexon had made an offer to purchase Electronic Arts. Turns out that was very much not really true: instead, it seems, Nexon is working on a deal with EA to distribute EA’s FIFA Online in Asia.
Kind of different, yeah.
The new report comes courtesy of three unnamed sources, says the article. Apparently the deal would be based on the hope of getting players to use real-world currency on in-game virtual items.
“We’re extremely pleased with how Korean fans have embraced Ea Sports: FIFA Online 2,” reads a statement EA e-mailed to Bloomberg.
So there you go. No merger, not even a little bit. BOING.