According to the announcement, Electronic Arts is now the new owner of SCI’s technology assets. As for the SCI development team, the publisher plans to have it join the EA Online Technology Group.

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.