Microsoft rumored to be looking at acquiring EA and PUBG Corp

Brad Stephenson

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An article published earlier today on Polygon has garnered a lot of buzz online. While the piece, which speculates on the evolution of the Xbox One and Xbox brand, is well-worth a read in its entirety, of particular note is a paragraph that mentions the possibility of Microsoft acquiring EA, Valve, and PUBG Corp.

“The most recent one we heard (from a reliable source close to Microsoft) was, in fact, Electronic Arts,” the article reveals. “We also heard a whisper about Valve and about Korean outfit PUBG Corp., which Microsoft last year signed to a timed exclusive for its hit survival shooter, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.”

The Xbox One has often been criticized for lacking in quality first-party video games so it does make sense that Microsoft would be considering purchasing additional game companies. Electronic Arts (EA) is one of the biggest players in the video game industry right now though so acquiring it would be a massive game-changer. It would also be fairly expensive.

What do you think? Can you see Microsoft purchasing EA or maybe Vale and PUBG Corp? Let us know in the comments below.