Rovio, the company that has developed the super popular Angry Birds announced today that it has bought Futuremark [update: not the parentÂ companyÂ but Futuremark Games Studio, the gaming arm of software developer Futuremark]- the company reponsible for benchmarks in the PC industry such as 3DMark and PCMark (both of which are used at t-break to benchmark components and computers). Both the companys are based in Finland, however, details of the deal havent been announced.
âThey are an incredibly talented and experienced team, and we are thrilled to have them on board,â said Mikael Hed, Rovio Entertainmentâs CEO said in a statement. âRovioâs success is founded on the excellence of our team, and Futuremark Games Studio is going to be a superb addition.â
Futuremarkâs CEO Jukka Makinen says that the remaining company will continue to focus on benchmarking software, used by the gaming industry to test and improve the performance of their games. âFuture will now focus on supporting gamers and industry with 3DMark,â he said in a statement. The company is planning to release a new version of the software later this year that will let developers test across different platforms.
Futuremark has previously mentioned that they will be developing a benchmark for mobile devices so don’t be surprised to see little red wingers stress testing your iOS or Android device in the upcoming future.
Source: Tech Crunch