Disney has lengthy had a toe on this planet of gaming, first by way of quite a few diversifications of their basic cartoon franchises, and later by way of a large slate of Marvel and Star Wars titles, however they’ve by no means actually gone all in on in-house recreation growth and publishing. As an alternative, they’ve primarily centered on licensing their profitable properties to outdoors builders, with combined success. For each Star Wars Jedi: Survivor or Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga there’s a Marvel’s Avengers.
Effectively, it appears some inside Disney could also be considering a brand new strategy, one which will make them a “gaming big.” Based on a brand new Bloomberg report on Disney’s present struggles and returning CEO Bob Iger’s efforts to get the corporate again on a stable path, a few of his deputies have floated the concept of creating themselves in gaming with a giant buy…
“Iger’s deputies are pushing him to contemplate a bolder transformation of Disney from gaming licensee to gaming big by way of, say, an acquisition of Digital Arts. However, as with every part else, he’s been noncommittal.”
Disney shopping for up EA would make a certain quantity of sense, as they’ve already labored on plenty of Star Wars titles and have a number of Disney-licensed titles within the works (Black Panther, Iron Man, a Star Wars shooter from Respawn Leisure). After all, the corporate additionally owns ESPN, so there could be loads of alternatives for synergy with EA’s sports activities titles. That stated, would Disney shopping for EA be the most effective factor for each firms? Would Disney know the best way to handle a mega online game writer? That’s a giant query.
Apparently, final 12 months we heard rumors that EA is actively seeking to be purchased by someone, and sees a merger with Disney as probably the most attractive. After all, take that with a grain of salt, but when true, EA is likely to be all too glad to make a deal if Disney comes knocking. Whether or not Bob Iger will get over his dedication points stays to be seen.
What do you suppose? May one thing optimistic come out of Disney shopping for EA? Or would it not be a web unfavourable for gamers and the trade? What’s the chance of it taking place?