Electronic Arts Inc. will be adding Australian-based developer Firemint Pty Ltd. to its list of studios. Firemint, if you've been out of the mobile gaming loop lately, is the genius behind the game Flight Control, among others. Although financial details remain under wraps, we do know the nearly 60 people employed at Firemint will still operate out of Melbourne with their aim to keep business running as usual, primarily utilizing EA to build their games. This will free up those valuable Aussie minds to crank out more awesomesauce for us to delight in. EA's motive in this acquisition is to increase the amount of talent at their disposal to continue producing top tier games and take their creativity to the next level.
Also worth taking note of, EA scooped up Mobile Post Production Inc. not too long ago. MPP was touted as "the worldwide leader in high quality cross-platform development and porting of games for smartphones." This, in combination with the addition of Firemint, signifies a big mobile development push on EA's part.
Firemint's CEO Rob Murray says, "we have an exciting slate and I think people will be pleasantly surprised with our games this year." So mates, keep your eyes peeled for some great stuff coming from some great places.
Full presser and download links for Flight Control after the break.
Source: EA, Firemint
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