Video game giant Electronic Arts has closed the $1.4 billion acquisition of Britain-based mobile games studio Playdemic, known for the Golf Clash franchise, from AT&T’s Warner Bros. Games.
It is the latest takeover boosting its sports and mobile business.
The cash deal will be “adding to our growing mobile portfolio and expanding our leadership in sports,” said EA CEO Andrew Wilson. “The addition of the incredible Playdemic team not only adds to the strength of our mobile teams globally, it also continues our expansion and investment in U.K.-based talent. With Playdemic now part of Electronic Arts, we’re excited to bring even more amazing and innovative mobile games to diverse audiences around the world.”
With more than 80 million downloads globally to date, Golf Clash is one of the leading mobile games in the U.S. and U.K., EA said. “With the addition…