Rovio Purchases Futuremark Games - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 27 March 2012 / 3,372 Views

Rovio, the Angry Birds developer, has announced that they have purchased Futuremark Games Studio, which is just one division of the software company 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."

futuremark Games Studios has developed games such as Shattered Horizon and Unstoppable Gorg. This is the second acquisiton for Rovio in the last 12 months. The other was Kombo Animation Studio last summer.

"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."

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zarx (on 28 March 2012)

now that is a move I didn't see coming

spurgeonryan (on 28 March 2012)

They certainly can afford it. I wonder as mobile developers get more and more money if they will take any of the big boys an make them full on mobile companies? Would be freaky to see GTA only on the ipad or something.

gumby_trucker (on 28 March 2012)

in the near future gpu performance will be measured in pigs per second.