UPDATED: GAME to be saved in OpCapita rescue deal, reports

GAME is set to be taken over by Comet’s owner OpCapita later today, it has been reported.

OpCapita had been one of the front-runners in the search for a buyer for the defunct GAME Group, which went into administration on Monday.

The Game store in Skegness.

The Game store in Skegness.

It looks like its bid has been successful according to reports from several major media outlets - including the BBC.

And, if those reports turn out to be accurate, then the Skegness branch of GAME looks like it may be saved from closure.

For it is being suggested that all 333 of GAME’s remaining stores will be taken on by OpCapita in the move - safeguarding the jobs of around 3,100 employees, including the shop in Skegness.

Reports that GAME is set to be bought over come just two days after the firm’s website went back online, sparking speculation that a deal was imminent.

In a statement on GAME’s newly relaunched website yesterday, the firm said: “Welcome back to our website. We’re still here, still dedicated to gaming - and we want to express our thanks that you’re still here with us!

“As you can see, our site is back up and running with some great offers. And we’ve still got some fantastic offers in our 200 stores nationwide, too.”

It is understood that Reward Cards and Elite points spending has yet to be reinstated, although customers can log onto their accounts.