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‘Star Wars Jedi: Survivor’ Video Game Unveiled at Celebration

The long-awaited sequel to Jedi: Fallen Order was unveiled Friday at Star Wars Celebration. Star Wars Jedi: Survivor was teased with a short clip of the story, but no actual gameplay was shown during the four-day convention at the Anaheim Convention Center. Respawn Entertainment, Electronic Arts and Lucasfilm Games pulled the curtain back on Survivor, […]

‘X-Men’ Scribe David Hayter Boards TV Adaptation of EA’s ‘American McGee’s Alice’ Game (Exclusive)

Ted Field’s Radar Pictures has nabbed the rights to American McGee’s Alice, the action-adventure game from publisher Electronic Arts, and attached X-Men writer David Hayter to do a TV adaptation in partnership with Abandon Entertainment. Designed by American James McGee (his first name is, indeed, “American”), the video game franchise includes 2000’s Alice and its […]

Electronic Arts Closes $1.4B Playdemic Acquisition From AT&T’s Warner Bros. Games

Video game giant Electronic Arts has closed the $1.4 billion acquisition of Britain-based mobile games studio Playdemic, known for the Golf Clash franchise, from AT&T’s Warner Bros. Games. It is the latest takeover boosting its sports and mobile business. The cash deal will be “adding to our growing mobile portfolio and expanding our leadership in […]

Electronic Arts Unveils Pledge to Give Developers Access to Accessibility Patents

Video game publisher Electronic Arts on Tuesday unveiled a Patents Pledge, giving developers free access to its accessibility-related patents and technology. The pledge includes five patents including a system used in Apex Legends that assists players with speaking, hearing and cognitive disabilities to communicate with fellow players while they are in the game. Another three […]

Netflix Expands Into Video Games With New Executive Hire

Netflix is expanding into video games and has hired Mike Verdu, a former Facebook and Electronic Arts executive, as its new vp game development, a Netflix spokesperson told The Hollywood Reporter on Wednesday. Verdu was most recently vp content for Facebook Reality Labs, where he oversaw Oculus Studios and the teams that brought second- and third-party […]

Electronic Arts Swings for the Fences With Sports Spending Spree

Electronic Arts, led by CEO Andrew Wilson, pulled off an M&A hat trick June 23 when it unveiled its $1.4 billion acquisition for Warner Bros.’ game studio Playdemic, known for producing the mobile title Golf Clash. The Redwood City, California-based video game giant’s third major buy in the space since December comes amid a rush […]

Electronic Arts to Acquire Warner Bros. Games’ Playdemic for $1.4B

Video game giant Electronic Arts has struck a deal with AT&T and its WarnerMedia unit to acquire Warner Bros. Games’ mobile games studio Playdemic for $1.4 billion in cash. “Playdemic is a premier mobile gaming company founded in 2010 and known for its popular, award-winning game Golf Clash,” EA said on Wednesday. “Golf Clash is one […]

‘Cyberpunk 2077’ Developer CD Projekt Red Acquires Canadian Games Co-Developer

The Polish company has bought Digital Scapes to create its first Canadian studio in Vancouver.

Electronic Arts to Acquire U.K. Game Developer Codemasters for $1.2B

Electronic Arts has reached an agreement with the board of U.K. racing video game developer and publisher Codemasters to acquire it in a deal valued at $1.2 billion. The offer trumped an earlier takeover bid from Take-Two Interactive for the company behind the 'Formula One' and 'Dirt' game franchises and could lead to a bidding war.

Video Gaming Is Ready for Its “Netflix Moment”: Analyst

The video gaming sector may be ready for its "Netflix moment," says Futuresource Consulting analyst Morris Garrard. "We’re seeing it transition from one-shot content sales into all-you-can-eat subscription-based content access."

AT&T CFO Talks HBO Max Launch, Film Release Strategy, Cost Cuts

AT&T is "pleased" with the recent launch of streaming service HBO Max and continues to work with cinema operators on the "evolving" theatrical release schedule, CFO John Stephens said. He also discussed cost reductions, the firm's debt load, asset sales and the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

Can ‘Battlefield V’ Overcome Controversy to Become a Hit?

EA's upcoming WWII shooter Battlefield V has traveled a troubled road to launch.