EA is on a roll lately buying up high-value mobile gaming outfits. First Chillingo for a stack of $20 million dollars in cash, and now Firemint. Details are vague at best right now, with news of this just going public a few moments ago, so we’re not entirely sure what the terms of the acquisition are. According to TechCrunch, the deal is expected to close in the next four weeks and Firemint will be rolled into the katamari that is EA Interactive (or EAi). EAi is EA’s division that focuses on digital business including EA Mobile, Pogo, and Playfish.
Firemint has had an amazing track record of fantastic game releases, so it’s not much of a surprise to see them the target of what likely was a high-dollar acquisition. Firemint’s catalog of games on the App Store includes classics like Flight Control, the Real Racing series, and will soon be home to the upcoming Agent Squeek.
We’re going to get to the bottom of what this means for both Firemint, as well as fans of Firemint games. However, considering it’s currently around 2:00 AM in Australia, these details might not come until tomorrow.