EA confirms acquisition of social network start-up

EA confirms acquisition of social network start-up
Michael French

By Michael French

June 4th 2008 at 9:46AM

ThreeSF to join the Electronic Arts stable - system presumably used for online games

There's consolidation in the air at Silicon Valley - EA has confirmed the previously rumoured story that it has bought social network start-up ThreeSF.

Although no other details were given, it's thought that ThreeSF's Rupture technology - which has previously been beta'd to run as a social network for players of games like World of Warcraft and Halo 3.

At the time, it was said EA was paying $30m for the start-up although the acquisition price was not confirmed by EA.