Back in February, we reported on the growing rumors surrounding a potential purchase of Facebook game developer CrowdStar by Microsoft. Then, the rumors had a deal coming perhaps just a few short weeks into the future. Now almost two months later, the news on the deal has turned sour.
As reported by Bloomberg, a unnamed source with “knowledge of the situation” has revealed that CrowdStar has broken talks with Microsoft altogether, due to apparent limitations on the company’s potential growth that would appear if Microsoft acquired them (CrowdStar is behind the popular Facebook games Happy Aquarium and Happy Pets, among many others).
Talks apparently ceased late last month, with the news remaining private, and the source wishing to remain anonymous due to the private nature of the conversations.