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I just posted the below on TSW forums, and many people have asked for sources,but I can't provide any, so asking here instead... anyone heard of the below??
Hey guys, any of you heard those rumours too?
I heard it just now in polish so the below is the best translation/transcription I can manage... TSW was actually mentioned which is why I got interested in the topic in the first place.
A source in EA told us that the company is looking to acquire Funcom Q3 or Q4 2012. The actual details of the merge will depend on the success of the current partnership regarding The Secret World MMO. Both EA and Funcom have shown interest. EA is looking to expand in the MMO market following on the success of it's recent flagship project SWTOR and Funcom has many skilled programmers and other assets like access to an MMO specific engine . Funcom will remain as an independent entity in the structires of EA while being able to use the EA resources and help with publishing and expanding into other markets.
More details will be released in July or August after the launch of The Secret World.
So now the question is.... how do we stop EA???
Do we buy TSW to make the "EA and funcom partnership" successful while at the same time making it harder for EA to buy Funcom as it will be more expensive, or do we refuse to buy TSW to make the partnership unsuccessful, potentially risking Funcom going bankrupt and being bought out by EA anyway? :S
If anyone can confirm it, please reply. If you can't, feel free to discuss!
BTW, added a poll.
Originally posted by nethaniah Seriously Farmville? Yeah I think it's great. In a World where half our population is dying of hunger the more fortunate half is spending their time harvesting food that doesn't exist.