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Electronic Arts is one of the largest video game publishers there is, but as evidenced by Microsoft's enormous takeover of Activision Blizzard, that doesn't necessarily mean it'll remain independent. Earlier this year, we heard reports that the Californian company had been in talks with major companies for a buyout, including Disney, Apple, and Amazon, among others. In its latest earnings call, however, the publisher has stated it intends to continue as it is.

CEO Andrew Wilson told investors that EA is in an "incredible position", and following the Xbox/ActiBlizz deal, will become the "largest standalone independent developer and publisher of interactive entertainment in the world". As far as Wilson is concerned, the company is in great health and has a bright future ahead.

"In a world where gaming is becoming more important to the lives of Gen Z and Gen Alpha, who will be the leading generation in terms of consumption, entertainment for the future, I don't think we could be in a stronger position as a standalone company," he says, adding he feels "very, very confident" about the future. Basically, despite those earlier reports, EA is staying independent.

So, if you had any concerns about EA's library being locked to one platform or another, you needn't worry. Were you expecting another company to snatch up EA? Do you think it'll happen later down the line anyway? Discuss in the comments section below.

[source seekingalpha.com, via gamesindustry.biz]