Wilmslow gaming company Playdemic acquired for billions by industry giants EA

By Alex Greensmith

25th Nov 2021 | Local News

A Wilmslow videogame company has been acquired by industry leaders Electronic Arts, for over a billion pounds.

Playdemic, who employ 65 in their Wilmslow office, were founded in 2010.

The software company are located on the 2nd Floor of Kings Court, Water Ln, Wilmslow SK9 5AR.

Playdemic have been acquired from the success of their Facebook and mobile game Golf Clash, which joins EA's ever-expanding list of sports titles.

EA purchased the company from WB Games/TT Games for $1.4 billion dollars, which is roughly £1.006 billion pounds.

The Golf Clash developers will join an illustrious list of sporting games published by EA.

In addition to being known for owning companies that make the FIFA football series, EA also already have a realistic golf game EA Sports PGA Tour.

Golf Clash will provide a free alternative for EA, to those looking to play golf with their friends.

The mobile and Facebook golfing game makes money through in-app purchases.

"We founded Playdemic with a focus on creating highly engaging and innovative game experiences, said Paul Gouge, CEO of the Wilmslow game developers.

"Our success with Golf Clash has proven our approach and demonstrated the ability of our incredibly talented teams to develop and operate best in class mobile games.

"Joining EA, one of the most successful games companies in the world, is an important next step in our journey and we are excited to continue to develop both Golf Clash and new titles as part of the EA family."

EA are the seventh largest videogame publisher in the world, and they are the fourth largest in the western world.

In the 2021 fiscal year, EA made a Generally accepted accounting principles net revenue of £4,026 billion pounds (converted from USD).

"Playdemic is a team of true innovators, and we're thrilled to have them join the Electronic Arts family," said Andrew Wilson, CEO of Electronic Arts.

"In addition to the ongoing success of Golf Clash, the talent, technology and expertise of Playdemic will be a powerful combination with our teams and IP at Electronic Arts."

The Wilmslow videogame developers are currently hiring for a 3D Game Artist, you can apply for the vacancy here.

Their website and other career vacancies can be viewed here.

Wilmslow Nub News wishes congratulations to the small business success of Playdemic.

Golf Clash can be downloaded on the Apple or Android app stores.

It can also be played on Facebook Messenger.

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