Disney in late stages of Playdom acquisition
Rumours suggest Disney to make significant social gaming move
Disney is in the "very" late stages of an acquisition of social games firm Playdom, according to rumours coming out the Casual Connect conference in Seattle.
As many as seven different sources have told TechCrunch the deal is in various stages – from signed to still in negotiations – and is being referred to as "Project Platinum" by the two companies.
Playdom, led by former Electronic Arts exec John Pleasants, has received over $75 million in funding, and has itself been on an acquisition spree, gobbling up developers and brands in casual and online gaming.
The firm told GamesIndustry.biz last month it was interested in European talent, and also saw opportunities to break into the online gambling sectors.