Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Rovio Announce They Have Acquired Futuremark Games Studio

Rovio have announced they have acquired Futuremark Games Studio, the gaming arm or Futuremark.

“They are an incredibly talented and experienced team, and we are thrilled to have them on board,” said 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," said 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." 

Futuremark is Rovio's second acquisition over the last year. at present, Rovio employs nearly 300 people across Espoo and Tampere, Finland and Shanghai, China.

Press Release