On the heels of Facebook gaming titan Zynga going public recently, the maker of mobile gaming's mammoth hit Angry Birds suggests it will pursue a public offering of stock in 2013, and that it has five or six games from that franchise planned for 2012.
Tekniikka & Talous, a weekly newspaper in Rovio's native Finland, reports that the company wants to become a media firm modelled on Walt Disney Co. "There is no reason why we should not be able to build a company of that size," Peter Vesterbecka told the publication. Walt Disney's shares are valued at $US65.3 billion.
Reuters notes that Rovio earlier said it was looking at a stock market listing in the US by 2013 or 2014.
Vesterbecka added that in 2012 Rovio would launch five or six additional games featuring the Angry Birds cast of characters.