“So far, Apple’s newest toy has been dubbed a phone, music player, digital camera, and Internet surfing tool. But what’s generating a lot of buzz since Steve Jobs’ iPhone reveal earlier this month is what the CEO didn’t say about the device,” Ryan Olson reports for Red Herring.
Olson reports, “One group drooling over the sleek card-shaped handset, due out in April, are game companies that see the iPhone as a killer platform for their newest mobile titles. Mr. Jobs has not said a word about games. But given Apple’s recent decision to offer downloadable games for the iPod music player, some game industry officials think popular titles will hit the iPhone before too long.”
“Asked to comment on iPhone games, officials from game giant Electronic Arts provide a predictable response. ‘It’s fair to say we’re looking at it,’ says spokesperson Tammy Schachter. EA’s mobile division is the market leader in games for wireless phones, and the company now publishes five games for the iPod. Ms. Schachter says EA’s version of Tetris for the iPod was the most popular game on the platform,” Olson reports.
Full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Gandalf” for the heads up.]
There will be iPhone games because there is every reason, and no good reason not, to offer such a capability. Six months is a long time…