Electronic Arts has announced that it has officially completed its acquisition of mobile firm Jamdat Mobile, and has folded the company into its EA Mobile division, following the recent approval
of the deal by Jamdat shareholders.
In relation to the acquisition becoming official, former Jamdat CEO Mitch Lasky has been named Senior Vice President of EA Mobile and will oversee its global operations. Michael Marchetti has been named Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of EA Mobile.
According to the firm, EA Mobile has more than 400 employees in seven locations around the world and now has the rights for mobile versions of Tetris, Bejeweled, Bowling, The Sims, Need For Speed, Madden NFL
, and FIFA Soccer
, giving it an impressive mobile portfolio.
"We welcome the Jamdat team into the EA family with great enthusiasm. Bringing the talent, technology and expertise of the world's leading mobile entertainment publisher into EA is a win for game players and positions our company for further growth in this important market," said EA Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Larry Probst.
"Today is a great day for mobile game players worldwide. The EA Mobile portfolio of titles now features the best in class of leisure, sports and action games -- all built on state-of-the art technology. Our combined management, sales and creative teams will allow us to innovate and grow the mobile games category worldwide," said Mitch Lasky.