It’s official now as Electronic Arts acquired to purchase PopCap Games for a staggering $750 million.
EA will officially purchase PopCap Games in August but both parties have agreed and it is already a done deal. PopCap Games is a renowned game developer known for making many games for Facebook, iPad and iPhone formats. The best known games the company has developed are Plant vs. Zombies and the Bejeweled series.
Here’s what both companies had to say via the press release:
“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.”