Rumor word coming from Game Guru
is that Electronic Arts
is in the market, not only for a developer, but also for a gaming engine. Believe it or not, EA is said to be looking to purchase Epic Games and the Unreal Engine. Gasp!
Game Guru claims that EA is looking to gobble up developers of established franchises and quality lineups, which Epic Games fits the bill with Gears of War
and Unreal Tournament
as well as the added bonus of the Unreal Engine. Seeing that EA's attempt at purchasing Take-Two ended in failure
, it wouldn't be entirely out of the realm of possibility that EA would ponder the acquisition of a company who's engine (Unreal Engine 3) powers a good chunk of the industry's titles. Just think, the future could see EA owning exclusive rights to Unreal Engine 4 and somehow involved in GoW
... maybe? ... meh!
[Via Game Stooge