Angry Birds Dev Says It's Worth More Than PopCap
Rovio says that its valuation is somewhere "north of PopCap."
The big news yesterday was PopCap getting snatched up by Electronic Arts for a payout of potentially over $1 billion in the next few years. Rovio, the home of mobile hit Angry Birds, has also been courted by larger publishers, but the company's price has yet to be met. In fact, Rovio's VP of franchise development Ville Heijari pegged the company's final price tag as higher than its recently-sold rival.
"I wouldn't say [EA] has approached us with any offer - obviously we've discussed with many different companies," Heijari told Eurogamer. "About a year ago, in the summer of 2010, Angry Birds was already quite successful. So we had a lot of enquiries from many, many different parties. But we've had an overall strategic goal of growing this company and moving into different areas of business beyond games. I don't think there's ever been a really relevant discussion of whether somebody is going to buy us."
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