EA to acquire Australian iOS development firm Firemint

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The creators of Flight Control and Real Racing will soon be working directly for EA.

EA has announced that they’ll be acquiring Firemint, the Melbourne, Australia-based development house responsible for the iOS hits Flight Control and Real Racing. Firemint will join the EA Interactive team and EA is hoping that the purchase will bolster their standing in the mobile arena.

“The Firemint team is remarkable for its critical and commercial success,” said Barry Cottle, GM 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.”

EA recently acquired Mobile Post Production (MPP), a “leader in high quality cross-platform development and porting of games for smartphones.” The addition of Firement is consistent with EA’s efforts to expand into the mobile market, and the company expects everyone to work together.

“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,” added Cottle.

Negotiations are still taking place, but the deal is expected to be finalized within the next four weeks. The financial details have not been disclosed.

Source: Press Release

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