Electronic Arts have formally announced
an agreement to acquire mobile game developer Firemint, the Melbourne-based team well known for their success on the iPhone and iPad platforms with the top-rated titles Flight Control and Real Racing
"The Firemint team is remarkable for its critical and commercial success," said Barry Cottle, Executive Vice President and General Manger of EA Interactive. "Having them as part of EAi will accelerate our position as worldwide leader in game development for mobile devices and online gaming platforms."
No mention was given as to how this deal will affect any upcoming games or current employees.