Electronic Arts Acquires SCI
The American behemoth publisher is definitely up to something. Electronic Arts recently announced that the Atlanta-based Super Computer International had became part of its digital empire.
October 8, 2007
The company will continue to be lead by Jesper Jensen, who will now report to Nanea Reeves, EA Vice President and COO for Online
“SCI’s development expertise is uniquely suited to our online technology needs,” said Nanea Reeves. “The team’s technical leadership and creative approach is a great fit, and we’re thrilled to have them join EA.”
As expected, the financial terms of the deal remained a well-guarded secret, as well as Electronic Arts' actual plans for the recent purchase. Then again, it might not be that hard to guess why the Atlanta-based looked so appealing.
SCI's star product to date is PlayLinc, a PC game browsing and messaging platform that includes social networking tools like IM and VoIP, buddy tracking, player invitations and team management. With the MMO market constantly growing, it's safe to assume that another such title is on EA's menu.