Investors and potential buyers have been courting CCP Games, the company behind the popular MMORPG Eve Online, and the company owners are considering a sale.
Bloomberg reports that the company’s owners are considering going forward with the sale, but have not disclosed who the potential buyer is. Talks are still at a delicate stage, and so the owners are exercising their discretion.
While none of the owners would comment on the matter, Bloomberg notes that a number of buy-outs have been sweeping the gaming industry lately. The largest such sale has been that of Finnish gamemaker Supercell Oy, bought by Chinese internet company Tencent Holdings Ltd for $8.6 billion USD.
Eve Online put Iceland on the map in the gaming community, and has been one of the country’s most successful enterprises. Most recently, the kicked off a promotion wherein the game was made free to play in November.
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