Sega shopping Rovio It is something that perhaps many would not have seen, but the developer of Angry Birds in mobile con iOS y Android as in PS4, Xbox and more is about to be bought for a billion dollars, according to WSJ.
The Japanese company known for Sonic and consoles such as Game Gear or Saturn would be close to acquiring the manufacturer of games for smartphones, in an operation including the OST de Angry Birds that you probably have in your head right now.
The Japan-based entertainment conglomerate is expected to pay some $1 billion for Rovio Entertainmentbut for now there is nothing closed that is known.
This information comes from the own sources quoted by Wall Street Journalalthough from Sega they have responded that “no formal decision has been made” in this regard.
With this, Sega Sammy Holdings would take over Rovio Entertainment for said amount after what people familiar with this matter count.
The deal could be closed early next week, assuming that the talks between the two companies do not go awry or drag on, they told the publication.
Rovio could thus be part of the Sega logo with this game so well known, because either in console as mobile The most disgusted birds in video games have been at war for more than 10 years.
Of course, and in response to this report, as Gematsu echoes, a Sega representative has said: “No formal decision has been made regarding this deal.
Sega continues to study the best way to increase its value as a company” or what is the same, neither confirms nor denies these reports from the WSJ.
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Last January, Playtika also announced a proposed acquisition for Rovio Entertainment for approximately 800 million dollars.
As can be guessed right now, those talks came to an end at the end of March without any purchase or merger taking place between the two.
A year ago it was news that the original Angry Birds returned to mobile phones, but also in February 2023 Rovio stopped selling it.
After the Angry Birds adaptations, the movie and Angry Birds 2, now Sega could buy Rovio for a billion dollars.