Following Rovio’s staggering success with the latest Angry Birds game release, the company is proceeding with plans to grow even further.
To that end, on Tuesday Rovio Entertainment announced the acquisition of Futuremark Games Studio, the gaming arm of benchmarking software developer Futuremark.
“They are an incredibly talented and experienced team, and we are thrilled to have them on board,” says Mikael Hed, Rovio Entertainment’s CEO. “Rovio’s success is founded on the excellence of our team, and Futuremark Games Studio is going to be a superb addition.”
“I am proud to see the potential of our talented games team recognized by Rovio,” added Jukka Mäkinen, Futuremark CEO. “Futuremark will now focus on supporting gamers and industry with 3DMark, our professional grade benchmark which, in a new version to be released later this year, will allow unified gaming performance comparison across operating systems and form factors for the first time.”
As Mobile Marketing Watch reported earlier this week, Rovio logged some 10 million downloads of Angry Birds Space in just 72 hours as the new game launched on iOS and Android.
Just how big was the launch you ask? Angry Birds Space shot to the #1 slot for iOS in 104 countries upon its release.