EA To Purchase Gaming Social Network?


Posted May 12, 2008 - By bleahy

Electronic Arts is reportedly looking into purchasing Rupture, a social network for gamers, from its creators Shawn Fanning and Jon Baudanza (the makers of Napster).

Rupture, as a service, never really launched and doesn't hold a large userbase. Its infrastructure, however, could be extremely valuable to EA in the development of their own gaming social network.

Some papers are still left to be signed, but this deal will probably go through and net Fanning and Baudanza $30 million. They would also become EA employees, presumably working on whatever long-term project EA has in mind for the tech.

TechCrunch: Shawn Fanning Finally Gets A Real Payday: Electronic Arts Buys Rupture For $30 Million

EA To Purchase Gaming Social Network?


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