EA buys mobile developer Firemint

Posted By | On 03rd, May. 2011 Under Industry News, News | Follow This Author @GNReith

Electronic Arts has acquired independent mobile development studio Firemint Pty Ltd.

Based in Melbourne, Australia, Firemint has created hits such as Flight Control and Real Racing for iPhone and iPad. EA promises more hits along the same line.

“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 EA 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.”

More money for smaller scale developers is always a good thing, especially when it’ well deserved.

Thanks to CVG for the info.

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