Rovio buys Futuremark

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    Hmm. Maybe it makes sense if they, being so prominent on so many platforms, are going to do a mobile benchmarking system for 2D, Physics and 3D?

    EDIT: They bought Futuremark Games Studio, which has released Unstoppable Gorg, The Shattered Horizon and Hungribles. Futuremark remains its own thing and keeps on focussing on PC benchmarks.
     
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    I reckon they get license to use FuturemarkĀ“s 3d engines though?
     
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    Why would they need a license to use their own 3D engines, if they've bought the company?
     
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    They didn't. The topic is wrong, they bought Futuremark Games Studio, not Futuremark.
     
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    Corrected.

    But it should be interesting if they get access to the x86/ARM 3D engine that futuremark has been developing for the upcoming 3DMark for Windows 8.
     
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    Why would you think that would be included?
     
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    Well that's surprising. FGS hasn't exactly been a blockbuster game studio, but I didn't realize they were up for sale. Hopefully this will let Rovio go in some interesting directions in the long-run.

    On a somewhat related note, this is going to make playing Six Degrees of Future Crew a great deal more complex...
     
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    It probably wasn't "actively for sale", but the circles are quite small here in Finland, and developers in short supply, so probably it was just a case of "We have crapload of money and need your coders, how much?"
     
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