Sources: PopCap on the Verge of $1 Billion Acquisition Deal

According to a story TechCrunch has been following since late yesterday, PopCap Games, makers of many Steam titles such as Plants vs Zombies, is set to be aquired for a deal reported to be in excess of $1 Billion.

The still-yet-to-be-named buyer is rumored to be none other than EA Games:

The high price of the deal ($1+ billion) means that this would be a huge bet for EA — we’re talking over 13% of the company’s market cap. But we’re hearing that this is a Hail Mary pass from EA to break into mobile and social gaming — areas where the company hasn’t done nearly as well as it has in the console arena.

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