The Golf Clash developers will be bought for $1.4 billion by Electronic Arts.
Electronic Arts will buy Warner Bros. Games’ Playdemic mobile games studio, developers of Golf Clash, for $1.4 billion in cash, the companies announced. The company says it plans on using Playdemic’s experience to help make future mobile games and that it’s interested in using Golf Clash’s mechanics with other franchises.
Founded in 2010, Playdemic is known for Golf Clash, which lets players worldwide compete with each other in real-time. Golf Clash is one of the top mobile games in the U.S. and U.K. with more than 80 million downloads globally to date
“We have enjoyed working with the talented team at Playdemic as they have grown ‘Golf Clash’ beyond all expectations into a hit mobile game with tremendous longevity,” David Haddad, president of Warner Bros. Games, said in announcing the sale. “While we have great respect for the Playdemic team, our decision to divest is a part of our overall strategy to build games based on Warner Bros. storied franchises.”