Electronic Arts has purchased another mobile games developer, this time it is the developer of the popular iPhone game Flight Control. EA has acquired Firemint for a reported $20 to $40 million.
Firemint is responsible for popular iOS games light Flight Control, and Real Racing, and the company consists of a total of 60 employees, and it will now join EA.
EA has previously purchased game publisher Chillingo, who were responsible for publishing the original Angry Birds game, although the developers haven’t used Chillingo to publish another game since then.
Electronic Arts can obviously see the massive potential in mobile gaming, and by acquiring a number of developers, publishers and tools for mobile gaming they will be able to compete in the market.
Source Tech Crunch