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‘FIFA’ Game Franchise Drives Electronic Arts Quarterly Revenue Rise

Video game company Electronic Arts saw revenues rise to $1.87 billion in its fourth quarter, compared to a year-earlier $1.82 billion as sales from its EA Sports FIFA franchise soared. At the same time, EA swung to a net loss of $12 million, compared to a year-earlier net profit at $225 million. The company,  whose most […]

Electronic Arts Cancels Two Mobile Games, Delays ‘Star Wars Jedi: Survivor’ by a Month

The difficult macroeconomic environment caught up to video game company Electronic Arts in its third quarter.  Electronic Arts reported net income of $204 million, up from $66 million in the year earlier period, and total net revenue of $1.88 billion, up from $1.79 billion in the year earlier period, but below expectations of many on […]

Hollywood’s Deal Dilemma for 2023: Go Big or Wait Out the Downturn?

This December, the general mood on Wall Street is that next year will not see an explosion of major transactions along the lines of the ones that created Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD), Paramount Global or Disney’s takeover of large parts of 21st Century Fox assets. After all, companies like the David Zaslav-led WBD are still […]

Ted Lasso, AFC Richmond Team Join EA Sports’ ‘FIFA 23’ as Playable Characters

Who needs the Premier League when you’re joining EA Sports’ hit FIFA franchise? In the upcoming FIFA 23 game, available on Sept. 30, players will get to take control over AFC Richmond — the fictional team in Apple TV+’s Ted Lasso — and their affable coach, as played by Jason Sudeikis. Fan-favorite characters like Roy […]

‘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.