Electronic Arts Buys Popcap Games
Posted on Tuesday, July 12 @ 13:52:39 PST by Jenna_Jue
Aside from the fun I'm having creating EA-PopCap hybrids, today's news isn't entirely unexpected. We already knew that PopCap Games was in talks with a company interested in purchasing the casual games developer for a cool BILLION. Even if you had your money on Electronic Arts shelling out for the house zombies, unicorns, and jewels built, I doubt you've hit a jackpot large enough to buy your own PopCap Games.
Electronic Arts announced today that they've purchased PopCap Games for more than one billion dollars in cash and stock. EA CEO John Riccitello seems pretty pleased:
PopCap Games CEO David Roberts also seems pleased... what with all the cash in his pockets:
More information will surely come out of EA's investor call this evening, but until then, continue mixing EA and PopCap franchises in the comments. Me? I just hope EA doesn't swallow PopCap up and destroy their talent like they did with PlayFish a while back.
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