Reports are coming in that PopCap is the prize in an acquisition deal.  Full details haven’t been released yet, but the rumored price is staggering, listed at over $1 billion USD (that’s billion with a ‘b’).

Huge news in the gaming world: PopCap Games, the company behind such hits as Plants vs Zombies and Bejeweled, is in the process of being acquired — and we’re hearing from multiple sources that the price is over $1 billion.

This is big news, with a big price tag, but the buyer hasn’t been confirmed yet.  Thanks to TechCrunch for the heads up!

UPDATE: TechCrunch is now reporting that the buyer appears to be Electronic Arts.