Sega Corporation a Japanese multinational video game and entertainment company is in talks to acquire Rovio, the creators of Andry Birds. The cost of aqucision is said to be around $1billion dollars. The news was reported on Wall street Journal.
About Angry Birds
Angry Birds is a popular franchise that originated from a mobile game created by Rovio Entertainment. The game features a group of birds who seek revenge on green pigs that have stolen their eggs. The franchise has since expanded to include numerous sequels, spin-offs, merchandise, and even an animated film. The game’s simple yet addictive gameplay, combined with its colorful graphics and humorous characters, has made it a favorite among gamers of all ages. The Angry Birds franchise has become a cultural phenomenon and continues to entertain fans around the world.
Games Released by Rovio
Since the release of the original Angry Birds game in 2009, Rovio has released numerous sequels and spin-offs, including Angry Birds Seasons, Angry Birds Space, and Angry Birds Star Wars. In addition to the Angry Birds franchise, Rovio has also developed other mobile games, such as Bad Piggies, Amazing Alex, and Battle Bay. Rovio’s games have been downloaded billions of times across various platforms, making the company one of the most successful mobile game developers in the industry.
About Sega Corporation
Sega Corporation is a Japanese video game developer and publisher founded in 1940. Originally a manufacturer of coin-operated amusement machines, the company expanded into the video game industry in the 1980s with popular titles such as Sonic the Hedgehog, Phantasy Star, and Virtua Fighter. Sega has also developed and produced arcade games, console games, and mobile games. In addition to its gaming division, the company has diversified into other areas such as toys, animation, and amusement park management. Sega has a rich history in the gaming industry and has contributed significantly to the evolution of video games as a form of entertainment.
Angry birds hold the world record for the first game to reach 1 billion downloads. The total included combined download stats for Angry Birds (December 2009), Angry Birds Seasons (October 2010), Angry Birds Rio (March 2011) and Angry Birds Space (March 2012).
It’s not very clear why Sega is buying Rovio but it will be great to see something new related to Angry Birds.