EA acquires mobile developer Firemint
Popular Real Racing team in the hands of game publishing giant.
Electronic Arts has announced that they have bought into their house independent mobile development studio, Firemint Pty Ltd.
The Melbourne-based Australian team is highly renowned for iPhone and iPad hits such as Flight Control and Real Racing, whilst publisher EA is teasing “an attractive future slate of games”.
In the issued press release, executive vice president and general manager of EA Interactive Barry Cottle said, “the Firemint team is remarkable for its critical and commercial success,” and that the acquisition “will accelerate our position as worldwide leader in game development for mobile devices.”
Cottle continued, “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.”
Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.