Eek! Gaming giant EA has acquired Firemint, the indie developer responsible for Real Racing and Flight Control. Having the App Store overrun by massive studios is one of the greatest fears iOS gamers have, and companies like EA are slowly picking off many iOS developers. The Firemint team will continue to work out of Melbourne, Australia, so EA will hopefully let them (and any other future acquisitions) operate mostly-independently so they don’t turn into money hoarding machines.
The added technical expertise of MPP, combined with the creative talent of Firemint and our EAi studio teams, fuels EA’s leadership in delivering top selling, high quality games across mobile phones and smartphones, tablets and future digital interactive entertainment platforms.