We previously reported that Japanese game company Sega is in talks to purchase Angry Birds producer Rovio. In fact, in month, in April Sega declared that they would pay $776 million as part of the deal. The highly anticipated purchase was concluded on the end of the day.
Sega acquires Angry Birds developer Rovio
For those who aren’t aware, Angry Birds, produced by Rovio was the first game on mobile to surpass one billion downloaded. It was so popular it had 200 million monthly users in the first quarter of 2014, debuted as television series as well as two feature films as its development. The game continues to be one of the most well-known games on mobile.
In a statement regarding the topic, Sega said, “We aim to leverage Rovio’s distinctive know-how in the live service mobile game operation to bring Sega’s existing and new games to the global mobile game market.” In light of this statement, one can conclude that Sega will Japanese giant is planning to expand its games selection in the mobile game market.
Sega offers a variety of exciting mobile games like Sonic as well as Football Manager Mobile today. It’s unclear at the moment if Rovio is going to continue create Angry Birds games. However it is possible to observe Sega creating new franchises. But, we’ll have to wait a bit longer to learn more about this.