Amazon planning to buy EA – report

Online retail giant Amazon is set to announce an offer to buy FIFA publisher EA, a new report has claimed.

USA Today sources state that Amazon will formally announce its offer later today. There’s no detail yet on how much it will bid.

EA has recently been the subject of several takeover rumours, with Apple and Disney also claimed to be among other interested parties.

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USA Today’s report claims Amazon may be looking to use EA franchises such as BioWare’s Mass Effect and Dragon Age, or Dragon Age, as settings for new Amazon-made TV series.

Eurogamer has contacted EA for comment.

More to follow.

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