In an effort better expand their company, EA Mobile has bought the UK-based company behind the popular 2009 iPhone game, Angry Birds. While no official amount has been confirmed, sources “close to the deal” have said that the price tag was around $20 million dollars in cash. In their official statement about the acquisition, EA has said,
“By acquiring Chillingo, EA Mobile is increasing its market leadership on the Apple Platform as well as reaffirming its position as the world’s leading wireless entertainment publisher,” said EA in a statement. “This acquisition will combine Chillingo’s expertise in cultivating the ideas of independent developers with EA’s global mobile publishing reach.”
On a further note, EA went on to explain that even thought they bought Chillingo, they will not play any part in the games that UK company publishes.