‘Indignant Birds’ maker crowns a brand new CEO because it reaches a crossroads
Right now Mikael Hed introduced he can be stepping down as CEO of Rovio and that former Nokia exec Pekka Rantala can be taking his place in 2015. The developer has shortly gone from being an organization that nobody had ever heard of to one of many largest names in cellular gaming. How? Virtually completely on the power of its flagship franchise: Indignant Birds. The issue is, almost 5 years on, the Indignant Birds identify simply is not sufficient any extra. The developer continues to churn out new titles at a reasonably common clip, however many are easy rehashes of the usual components it debuted in 2009 (see Indignant Birds Star Wars, Transformers, Rio, Area, Associates and Seasons). And with income dropping off at an alarming price the corporate is at one thing of a crossroads. In 2013 the corporate made lower than half of what it raked in throughout 2012. If the corporate needs to keep away from the destiny of Zynga, which shortly fell aside after going public, it wants to vary now earlier than its issues grow to be unfixable. Whether or not or not Rantala, who most just lately was CEO at Finnish beverage firm Hartwall, can save Rovio from the dustbin of historical past stays to be seen. However one factor is for positive, if he can cease only one extra licensed Indignant Birds recreation from being made, the world might be a greater place.