Gameloft Developing for iPhone
One step closer to the iGame?
Gameloft confirmed today that they have over 15 titles in development for Apple's iPhone. The games are built from the recently released Apple's iPhone Software Development Kit and are expected to be released in 2008.
"The iPhone gaming environment opens a new era in mobile gaming and is exactly what we've been waiting for" said Michel Guillemot, President of Gameloft. "The Apple iPhone has changed the way consumers perceive and interact with their mobile phones, and the release of the SDK is a tremendous opportunity for Gameloft to apply its creative and innovative approach to mobile gaming," said Guillemot. "Due to our investment in creating one of the most advanced and creative development studios to date, we are ideally positioned today to seamlessly integrate new opportunities and quickly produce games that are as evolutionary as they are enjoyable."
The marriage between these two mobile giants wasn't the first. Gameloft has already developed six titles for Apple's iPod line.
Unlike the iPod games, which can be bought and downloaded at the iTunes store, iPhone games are only available on the App Store. The new store, slated to launch in June, is for third-party applications including mobile games.
Although it won't compete with the PSP or Nintendo DS anytime soon, iPhone games could give a significant boost to mobile gaming.