Uitgever SEGA neemt Rovio over, de studio bekend om de populaire Angry Birds-games.
Voor de overname gaat SEGA €706 miljoen uitgeven. De overname moet in het tweede kwartaal van fiscaal jaar 2024 rond zijn. SEGA wil de expertise van Rovia gebruiken om uit te breiden op de mobile markt.
Afgelopen maand kondigde SEGA de mobile Persona-game Persona 5: The Phantom X aan. Het lijkt erop dat SEGA zich steeds meer gaat focussen op de mobile gamer.
Sega Sammy Holdings president and group CEO Haruki Satomi said: “Among the rapidly growing global gaming market, the mobile gaming market has especially high potential, and it has been Sega’s long-term goal to accelerate its expansion in this field.
“I feel blessed to be able to announce such a transaction with Rovio, a company that owns Angry Birds, which is loved across the world, and home to many skilled employees that support the company’s industry leading mobile game development and operating capabilities.
“Historically, as represented by the Sonic the Hedgehog series, Sega has released countless video game titles to various gaming platforms. I am confident that, through combination of both companies’ brands, characters, fanbase, as well as corporate culture and functionality, there will be significant synergies created going forward.”