Zynga has confirmed that they are buying OMGPOP. Despite losing the social game studio and its hit game Draw Something to a competitor, Electronic Arts is happy with what they have in PopCap Games.
“This reinforces the value of PopCap, a studio with multiple proven intellectual properties,” said John Reseburg in EA Corporate Communications.
Panoptic Management Consultants CEO Asif Khan was not impressed, however. “Of course EA would spin it as how good their PopCap deal was, but their stock is down because they didn’t buy OMGPOP,” said Khan. “The question to Electronic Arts should be, ‘Why didn’t you buy OMGPOP ‘”