Angry Birds land in London with new Rovio games studio

Angry Birds alight on London with new Rovio games studio

A run of inward investment to London has been extended by Angry Birds maker Rovio with the announcement that it is to open a games studio in the city, creating at least 20 new jobs in the process.

Rovio’s arrival follows that of Snap, Google and Facebook, all of which have announced investment plans in recent months despite concerns that Brexit might lead to a loss in capital and investment.

It will be the studio’s fourth office, joining three existing bases in Finland and one in Sweden, and will be tasked with developing a new generation of online multiplayer titles.

Rovio's senior vice president of Studio Antti Viitanen commented: “London is the most logical place for us to found a new studio that will complement our overall global mix of internal and external developers.

"London is also a fantastically diverse talent magnet that has already paid Rovio dividends, as our local consumer products team that is based there has shown.”

The London move marks a sharp turnaround from 2015 when the business was forced to reduce its workforce by a third on the back of declining revenue.

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