Though PopCap develops games for many platforms aside from iOS, EA’s been buying up many of the big players in the iOS scene lately. First they acquired Chillingo, a popular iOS publisher, then they bought Firement, the developers of Flight Control, earlier this year.
According to the press release, both companies are happy with the coming acquisition:
‘EA and PopCap are a compelling combination,’ said EA CEO John Riccitiello. ‘PopCap’s great studio talent and powerful IP add to EA’s momentum and accelerate our drive towards a $1 billion digital business. EA’s global studio and publishing network will help PopCap rapidly expand their business to more digital devices, more countries, and more channels.’
‘We picked EA because they have recast their culture around making great digital games,’ said David Roberts, CEO of PopCap. ‘By working with EA, we’ll scale our games and services to deliver more social, mobile, casual fun to an even bigger, global audience.’