Electronic Arts has announced the acquisition of Australian developer Firemint, the iOS team responsible for Flight Control and Real Racing.
"The Firemint team is remarkable for its critical and commercial success," commented Barry Cottle, executive vice president and GM of EA Interactive.
"Having them as part of EAi will accelerate our position as worldwide leader in game development for mobile devices and online gaming platforms."
The studio will now become a part of EAi, the Electronic Arts division responsible for social business Playfish.
A recent GamesIndustry.biz interview with Firemint's Rob Murray about iOS and iPad 2 development can be read here.