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EA Strengthens Mobile Games Business with Firemint Purchase

Electronic Arts, Inc. has strengthened its business in mobile gaming with the acquisition of Firemint due to complete within four weeks.

Barry Cottle, Executive Vice President and General Manger of EA Interactive, commented:

“The Firemint team is remarkable for its critical and commercial success. Having them as part of EAi will accelerate our position as worldwide leader in game development for mobile devices and online gaming platforms.

“The added technical expertise of MPP, combined with the creative talent of Firemint and our EAi studio teams, fuels EA’s leadership in delivering top selling, high quality games across mobile phones and smartphones, tablets and future digital interactive entertainment platforms.”

EA also recently acquired Mobile Post Production Inc. (MPP) a cross-platform development company specialised in the porting of games for smartphones.

Firemint was founded by Rob Murray in 1999 in Melbourne, Australia. The firm started out creating games on commission before launching their own titles, most notably Flight Control and Real Racing for iPhone and iPad.

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