EA snags Industrial Toys

The mobile development studio is headed up by former Bungie CEO Alex Seropian

Date Type Companies involved Size
July 10th, 2018 acquisition Electronic Arts
Industrial Toys
Not disclosed
EA snags Industrial Toys

Electronic Arts has acquired mobile development studio Industrial Toys.

The California-based developer is fronted by former Bungie Studios CEO and former Disney Interactive executive Alex Seropian.

It has released three mobile games to date, which are FPS games Midnight Star: Renegade and Midnight Star, along with interactive novel Midnight Rises.

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All the employees from the 14-person Industrial Toys studio are set to make the jump to EA's Worldwide Studios.

The acquisition closed in July 2018 but terms of the agreement were not disclosed. It's not currently clear exactly how the studio will fit into EA's plans.

"Creating breakthrough games takes passionate developers and incredible creativity, and each time we've worked with the Industrial Toys team, we've been inspired by their unique approach," said EA Worldwide Studios SVP Samantha Ryan.

"We're thrilled to have them join our studio organization, pursue new ideas together and bring amazing new games to our players."

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