Angry Birds Creator Acquires Futuremark Games
Rovio is a busy little bird these days. First it’s wildly successful “Angry Birds” franchise gets its first real sequel in “Angry Birds Space.” Now we get news that they have aquired their second company. This time it is the gaming arm of benchmarking software developer Futuremark. “They are an incredibly talented and experienced team, and we are thrilled to have them on board,” said Mikael Hed, Rovio Entertainment’s CEO. “Rovio’s success is founded on the excellence of our team, and Futuremark Games Studio is going to be a superb addition.”
“I am proud to see the potential of our talented games team recognized by Rovio,” said Jukka Mäkinen, Futuremark CEO. “Futuremark will now focus on supporting gamers and industry with 3DMark, our professional grade benchmark which, in a new version to be released later this year, will allow unified gaming performance comparison across operating systems and form factors for the first time.”
Rovio is expanding it’s empire a little at a time, with gaming, TV, movies, merchandising, and theme parks. Are they becoming the Google of the gaming world?