Electronic Arts makes Mythic acquisition

Electronic Arts will acquire Mythic Entertainment to expand its presence in MMORPGs, EA announced Tuesday.

Electronic Arts will acquire Mythic Entertainment to expand its presence in Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MMORPGs), EA announced Tuesday.

Mythic created popular games including Dark Age of Camelot, one of the most popular MMORPGs ever. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The acquisition is expected to close at the end of the second quarter of EA's 2007 fiscal year (September 30, 2006). The company will become EA Mythic upon completion of the transaction.

EA's buy continues a trend towards consolidation in the gaming industry. Earlier this year, the company bought mobile game developer Jamdat Mobile for US$680 million. In April, EA rival Sega Holdings U.S.A. made two acquisitions in two days in Europe and the United States to bring more of its game development in-house.

A MMORPG may have millions of players worldwide, with thousands playing simultaneously. They are offered by game publishers or game aggregators for either an hourly playing fee, or for an unlimited monthly subscription.

Join the newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.
Rocket to Success - Your 10 Tips for Smarter ERP System Selection
Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Steven Schwankert

IDG News Service
Show Comments

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Ben Ramsden

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

Brainstorming, innovation, problem solving, and negotiation have all become much more productive and valuable if people can easily collaborate in real time with minimal friction.

Sarah Ieroianni

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

The print quality also does not disappoint, it’s clear, bold, doesn’t smudge and the text is perfectly sized.

Ratchada Dunn

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

The Huddle Board’s built in program; Sharp Touch Viewing software allows us to easily manipulate and edit our documents (jpegs and PDFs) all at the same time on the dashboard.

George Khoury

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

The biggest perks for me would be that it comes with easy to use and comprehensive programs that make the collaboration process a whole lot more intuitive and organic

David Coyle

Brother PocketJet PJ-773 A4 Portable Thermal Printer

I rate the printer as a 5 out of 5 stars as it has been able to fit seamlessly into my busy and mobile lifestyle.

Kurt Hegetschweiler

Brother PocketJet PJ-773 A4 Portable Thermal Printer

It’s perfect for mobile workers. Just take it out — it’s small enough to sit anywhere — turn it on, load a sheet of paper, and start printing.

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?