EA Games Now Available on Smartphones
Can't wait for GTA on Blackberry...
Starting today, Electronic Arts will be supporting smartphones as a gaming platform. This should come as no surprise to anyone, especially considering that they are still developing games for the N-Gage.
"With smartphones becoming everyday devices, we are excited to offer the fun, and high quality of EA Mobile games to a growing and important worldwide market," said Travis Boatman, Vice President of Worldwide Studios for EA Mobile. "Offering top titles for the most popular smartphones, and our recent announcement that we will develop for the iPhone, reflect our focus and commitment to emerging platforms and markets."
"More people are consuming mobile games than ever before," comments Seamus McAteer, Senior Analyst for M:Metrics. "Last month, 7.5 million people downloaded and played a game on their phone, outnumbering other mobile activities - like listening to music and participating in social networks. Smartphone users in particular are avid consumers of games, with 7.3 percent downloading a game in the month--more than double the market average."
The BlackBerry, Symbian, and Windows Mobile phones are the first smartphones to be supported. The first smartphone games include Tetris, Bejeweled, SimCity Societies and EA SPORTS Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 07.