Rovio Expanding Into Sweden After New AcquisitionBy: Richard Stalker - March 30, 2012
Rovio has been busy as of late with their continuation towards world domination. Last week they released the first true sequel with “Angry Birds Space” wich sold a whopping 10 million copies in it’s first weekend. Then a few days ago, they announced that they had acquired gaming arm of benchmarking software developer Futuremark.
Now we get word that they will be opening a new studio in Stockholm, Sweden. Word has it that the company is currently seeking a general manager for the new office and plans to hire 20-30 staff within a year.
“2012 is going to be a big year in gaming for us, and we’re constantly on the lookout for great new talent,” said Petri Järvilehto, Rovio’s executive vice president of games. “We’re excited to expand to Stockholm and work in one of Europe’s gaming and innovation hotspots.”
It will be very interesting to see what kind of projects this new studio will be working on and if they are going to expand to something outside of “Angry Birds.”