From Develop: “Its one of the biggest players in the industry, but EA has never been highly acquisitive, and by modern standards its positively reticent when compared to many. The home of FIFA has focused instead on its existing stable of huge franchises with the only major acquisition of the last ten years being its 2017 move for Respawn Entertainment for £315m.

It came as something of a surprise then, when late last year EA outgunned strong competition from Take Two to secure Codemasters for an eyebrow-raising $1.2bn (£860m), some 14 per cent above Take Twos bid.”

Source: N4G PC EA's acquisition of Codemasters: "We think its a opportunity to bring two great companies together"