Soon, Angry Birds and the rest of Rovio’s games will become the property of SEGA.
Roviothe game development company behind some of the most popular mobile titles of all time, will be acquired by SEGA. the company itself, creator of Angry Birds, has announced it through its websitewhere he confirms having accepted an offer of about 706 million euros from the European division of SEGA.
Thus, Rovio shareholders were offers 9.25 euros for each share, and option holders 1.48 euros for each one. The transaction is expected to be completed over the course of the third quarter of this year.
Angry Birds and the rest of Rovio’s games will become the property of SEGA
The CEO of Rovio, Alexandre Pelletier-Normand, assures that he is enthusiastic about this new stage for his company, in which they aspire to offer new experiences taking advantage of SEGA’s experience in the field of video games.
“Red and Sonic are two iconic and globally recognized characters created by two companies that complement each other perfectly and have a global reach spanning mobile, PC, console and beyond. Combining the strengths of Rovio and Sega presents an incredibly exciting future” – Alexandre Pelletier-Normand, CEO of Rovio
It is not clear what SEGA’s plans are with Rovio, but it is clear that the company will try to continue squeezing the most out of one of the most popular mobile video game sagas in history, the first to have reached 1 billion downloads.
Angry Birds has been, for years, the pillar on which Rovio has sustained its business (despite the comings and goings and the questionable decisions made in recent times), and from now on it will become a new source of income for SEGA, which is not satisfied with Sonic and the rest of titles that the company already offers on the main mobile platforms.