Electronic Arts buys mobile game maker Glu for $2.1 bn

San Francisco (AFP) – US video game powerhouse Electronic Arts on Monday announced a $2.1 billion deal to by smartphone-focused game studio Glu Mobile. The acquisition came with Glu’s library of titles including MLB Tap Sports Baseball and was described as part of a move by EA to significantly beef up its offerings on smartphones or table computers. “Mobile continues to grow as the biggest gaming platform in the world, and with the addition of Glu’s games and talent, we’re doubling the size of our mobile business,” said EA chief executive Andrew Wilson. EA expected Glu to enable it to build on…

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