Microsoft: “We have no plans to purchase EA”

microsoft-no-plans-buy-ea

Rumors of Microsoft purchasing mega-game publisher Electronic Arts quickly sprung about after a four percent jump in EA’s stock.

“There’s talk that Microsoft might be interested in acquiring Electronic Arts. It’s unsubstantiated chatter, but it’s out there,” Frederic Ruffy, options strategist at WhatsTrading.com in New York, told Reuters.

Microsoft spokesman David Dennis quickly stepped in to dispell the rumor, confirmed Microsoft is not planning on purchasing EA.

“There is no truth to this rumor,” he said in an e-mail to Seattle PI, “we have no plans to purchase EA.”

There you have it.

Use the coupon code "GEMATSU" for 5% off.

comment policy

Comment Policy

Comments are welcome and encouraged on Gematsu. However, we ask that you follow a simple set of guidelines:

  • Read the full article before commenting.
  • Stay on topic.
  • No drive-by comments, including trolling, baiting, or shit-posting.
  • Know when not to comment. If you do not care about a topic, you do not need to comment.
  • No offensive comments. This includes abusive, threatening, pornographic, misleading, or libelous content / language, as well as general harassment and individual attacks.
  • No port-begging.
  • No console wars.
  • Use spoiler tags when posting spoiler or NSFW (non-nude-only) content. For example: <spoiler>Woe is Leomon.</spoiler> State the subject of the content outside of the spoiler tags.
  • Be respectful towards other commenters. You do not have to agree with each other, but debate politely. If you find that a commenter is not following this simple etiquette, do not carry on the conversation—simply report it.

Gematsu reserves the right to edit or delete any comments without notice. This comment policy is subject to change at any time.