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EA to Acquire Firemint

May 3rd, 2011 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Companies & M&A | 1 Comment »

EA has just announced the upcoming acquisition of Firemint Pty Ltd, the developers of successful games like Flight Control and Real Racing for the iPhone and iPad.

EA will acquire Firemint for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition will be final in about four weeks from now. The acquisition follows on that of Mobile Post Production Inc., an expert in mobile porting operations. Firemint still has a deal with competitor Namco for the distribution of Flight Control on non-iOS platforms.

“The Firemint team is remarkable for its critical and commercial success,” said Barry Cottle, Executive Vice President and General Manger of EA Interactive. “Having them as part of EAi will accelerate our position as worldwide leader in game development for mobile devices and online gaming platforms. The added technical expertise of MPP, combined with the creative talent of Firemint and our EAi studio teams, fuels EA’s leadership in delivering top selling, high quality games across mobile phones and smartphones, tablets and future digital interactive entertainment platforms.”

    One Response to “EA to Acquire Firemint”

    1. Leulier says:

      Wahoo, I did not expect it.

      Considering the critical and commercial success of Firemint’s Games, EA probably have paid a lot to aquire it!

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