EA To Acquire Angry Birds Developer

By Colin Tan on October 21, 2010, 12:20AM EDT

According to All Things Digital, sources indicate that EA is set to acquire Chillingo, the company responsible for the ever popular Angry Birds. EA themselves have confirmed the report.

"I can confirm EA's purchase of Chillingo for an undisclosed price.

"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.

"This acquisition will combine Chillingo's expertise in cultivating the ideas of independent developers with EA's global mobile publishing reach.

"Chillingo remains committed to its promise of providing the optimal gaming experience for consumers and diligently listening to all its audiences in order to enhance the titles we bring to market."

Currently the market price estimates for Chillingo range from $80 million to as high as $200 million.

Angry Birds remain largely one of the most popular games on the Apple App Store to date.

Source: All Things Digital

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