Posted by: kurtsh | May 29, 2009

NEWS: Microsoft agrees to acquire BigPark Inc.

image REDMOND, Wash. — May 7, 2009 — Microsoft Corp. today announced its intent to acquire BigPark Inc., an interactive online gaming company based in Vancouver, British Columbia.

BigPark was founded in 2007 by a group of industry veterans who led the creation and growth of two hugely successful software companies, Distinctive Software Inc. and Electronic Arts Canada. BigPark’s founding team is composed of business leaders with over 80 years of collective experience in the video game industry, having produced or overseen blockbuster franchises including “Need for Speed,” “FIFA Soccer,” “NBA Street” and “SSX.”

The acquisition will bring BigPark’s talented developers into Microsoft Game Studios, where the team will continue development on an exclusive Xbox 360 game. Over the past year, Microsoft and BigPark have worked closely on this project, providing Microsoft with a clear view into the caliber of talent and innovation at BigPark.

WEB SITE:
http://bigpark.com/

PRESS ANNOUNCEMENT:
http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2009/may09/05-07BigParkPR.mspx?rss_fdn=Press%20Releases

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