If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy.

Report: EA buying PopCap for $1 billion

Prominent US tech site makes claim.

Electronic Arts is rummaging around down the back of the couch in search of a spare $1 billion to purchase PopCap, according to a report on a US tech news site.

Palo Alto worshippers TechCrunch report that "multiple sources" are pointing to an acquisition and that the wheels are in motion already.

PopCap is a private company and doesn't release sales figures, but Forbes reported recently that it generated $100m in revenue in 2010.

The company's big hits are mostly casual titles with crossover appeal, most notably Bejeweled and Plants vs. Zombies. The Seattle-based studio is also responsible for Bookworm Adventures, Peggle, Zuma and many others.

We've reached out to both EA and PopCap for comment but neither has provided anything just yet. We'll update this story when we hear back.

Update: EA has declined to comment, and PopCap has also said that it "does not comment on rumours or speculation".

Will you support Eurogamer?

We want to make Eurogamer better, and that means better for our readers - not for algorithms. You can help! Become a supporter of Eurogamer and you can view the site completely ad-free, as well as gaining exclusive access to articles, podcasts and conversations that will bring you closer to the team, the stories, and the games we all love. Subscriptions start at £3.99 / $4.99 per month.

About the Author

Tom Bramwell avatar

Tom Bramwell


Tom worked at Eurogamer from early 2000 to late 2014, including seven years as Editor-in-Chief.


More News

Latest Articles

Supporters Only

Eurogamer.net logo

Buy things with globes on them

And other lovely Eurogamer merch in our official store!

Eurogamer.net Merch