The makers of Peggle, Plants vs Zombies and Bejeweled are reportedly in the process of being snapped up by someone with very, very deep pockets. The rumoured mystery buyer may be paying more than $US1 billion for the right to PopCap's brand of casual, commercially successful fun.
TechCrunch names a few possible buyers in its report on the buyout, specifically Electronic Arts, Facebook game giant Zynga and China's Tencent. That last name, if you're not familiar with it, boasts an astounding $US383.41 billion market cap, making a purchase of PopCap seem like an easy thing to squeeze into the budget.
That said, EA's not afraid to spend and spend big. It snapped up BioWare and Pandemic in 2007 for $US860 billion and purchased casual games maker Playfish last year in a deal somewhere between $US300 million and $US400 million.
PopCap Games To Be Acquired For $US1 Billion+ [TechCrunch]