EA has dismissed a question in an ongoing conference call as to whether or not their are “runners up” to Take-Two in the quest for acquisition.
“Our focus is on Take-Two, it’s no focused anywhere else,” said EA CFO Warren Jenson.
On the subject, CEO John Riccitiello said that Take-Two is primed for take-over and may get itself into serious difficulty if it isn’t bought, listing companies including Atari as examples.
“My frank expectation is that they’re going to be acquired by somebody,” he said. “We can do a better job for these developers than anybody else can.”
He added, “Our label structure is unique and this really does make it the best possible home for their studios.”