Rovio Looking To Acquire Other Studios

While Rovio's already revealed the next galactic entry in their super-successful Angry Birds franchise, there's still room for them to grow as a business. Right now, the Finnish company's a one-property entity and even if that property is a ubiquitous and popular as Angry Birds, they're still at risk if bird-flinging is all they do. If Angry Birds proves to be a fad, then Rovio's own house will come crumbling down.

But a recent news post at All Things D reports that the company's possibly looking to acquire or publish games created by other developers. CEO Mikael Hed gets quoted as saying:

"That's another one of the areas we are starting to be ready for — acquisitions... It would be very easy for us to just go shopping," he said. "To get lasting benefit is the hard part."

Hed also mentions another non-Angry Birds game in development, too. It's going to be a combination of all of these efforts — buying smaller, promising developers, pushing out content that they themselves didn't create and diversifying the games that they do produce — that will provide the roadmap to Rovio's future. They're going to have to do more than just Birds at some point, especially if they want to become a publicly traded company in the future.

Rovio's CEO on Growing His Flock and Whether to Fly Solo [All Things D, via Gamasutra]


    Why do I have the feeling that their new IP is most likely going to be something along the lines of either Angry Weasels or Disgruntled Avians.

    Their a one trick pony right now (its been a really popular trick so far), using some of the money they have pulled in to diversify is a smart move.

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