A recent rumour has suggested that EA is exploring the possibility of a sale to private equity firms.

The New York Post reports that KKR and Providence Equity Partners have approached the gaming powerhouse over the possibility of a purchase, but talks are still at a very early stage.

All parties reported to be involved have declined to comment, but that hasn't stopped sources talking to The Post. "It's early days," said one source. "They've made it known they'd do a deal at $20 a share," said another.

This is still unconfirmed, but something that could become very interesting in the near future, especially as one of the firms, Providence, also owns Bethesda, the company behind the Elder Scrolls series.