Disney executives reportedly wanted to become a gaming giant and considered acquiring Electronic Arts. However, Disney CEO Bob Iger isn’t committed to the idea.
According to Bloomberg, "Iger’s deputies are pushing him to consider a bolder transformation of Disney from gaming licensee to gaming giant through, say, an acquisition of Electronic Arts. But, as with everything else, he’s been noncommittal."
Disney was in the game publishing business until 2016, when it closed Avalanche Software and then proceeded to license out its properties to other developers. In recent years, Disney licensed games include Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and Jedi: Survivor, as well as Return to Monkey Island. Furthermore, Disney has said that it is interested in working with studios of all sizes, including indie ones.
This isn't the first time we've heard of Electronic Arts potentially being acquired. Last year, NBCUniversal and EA were reportedly going to merge but the deal fell through. Additionally, there was rumor that Amazon was going to put in a bid to acquire EA as well, but nothing transpired.The Best Disney Games Of All TimeSee More