EA Buys PopCap Games in Mega Deal

EA has reportedly bought the casual gaming giant PopCap Games, creator of the hit Plants vs. Zombies. The deal is said to be worth $1.3 billion. PopCap will receive $550 million in cash, $100 million in stock and an additional $550 million in bonuses in next few years for hitting monetory milestones.

EA will be rebranded to Poptronic Arts; 2, Sim Zuma: The SwampLife Edition; 3, Peggle: Dead Space – Bjorn’s Breakfast; 4, Bejeweled Battlefield Blitz; 5, Plants vs. ZombEAz: NFL Lockout Edition.

PopCap will be able to draw on deeper resources and distribute to a wider audience worldwide. “We’re not changing our focus from creating awesome casual games everyone can enjoy,” says PopCap in a statement.

[via Eurogamer]