Disney Confirms Acquisition of Rocketpack for Browser-Based Gaming

Disney has acquired Helsinki, Finland-based Rocketpack, which is working on developing games for the browser using HTML5. In a statement, a spokesperson said: “We can confirm that The Walt Disney Company has acquired Rocketpack, an integrated solution for plugin-free browser game development.” Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Rocketpack will be a wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, reporting into Disney Interactive Media Group. The acquisition was first reported by TechCrunch.


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