Nokia partners with EA in major WinPho game push
With the reveal of Nokia's Lumia 900 out the way, the Finnish phone giant turned its attention toward a new partnership with EA which will see over 25 popular games made available for Nokia handsets.
The full list of titles has yet to be revealed, but as you can see in the video below from EA Mobile's YouTube channel, several titles are worthy of note.
Fifa 12, Mirror's Edge and Dead Space join a list mainly dominated by Chillingo titles, a company EA bought out in 2010.
Still, the announcement will be a boost for the Windows Phone platform, which has so far failed to deliver much in the way of its gaming potential, especially with all this talk of Xbox Live integration.
How long the titles will stay exclusive to Nokia handsets remains to be seen, but they will be available to the rest of the WinPho community at a later date. ®
@Tzael - really?
...'cause I've yet to see one in the wild. Or hear it. Or hear anyone talk about it in the real world.
Come to think of it, I've yet to see one on display in a shop. Presumably they've got them in CPW and some of the carriers shops, ready for the next 24monthly upgrade cycle. But all those other places like Dixons, Tesco's etc. that might build some brand awareness outside the upgrade grind - no actual phones, even when they have the promo boards.
Before bribing floor staff Microsoft and Nokia need to shove some bungs at the buyers. Hard to collect a bounty on something your boss declined to stock. Or to demo games ;)
just too easy...
EA/MS - Its in desperation...
Seriously MS - flogging a dead horse is not a miracle cure.
Android patent trollery $15
second rate processor $75
Watching MS begging on its knees ... Priceless
For everything else theres Belle...
I know - the WP7 have been flying off the self!
Any product that has been out for so long and has only managed to move down to single digit market share can only be called a total failure - no matter what the reason.
I know just wait till (wait for WP7, Wait for the next upgrade, wait for the Nokia phone, wait for the ____).
This is not the 90's where MS can use illegal bundling (sorry - they plead guilty) or stick the "Windows" tag on something and have everyone buy it.
A very unscientific but still telling story. I am in Best Buy (picking up Android and IPhones) and I ask the sales guy how the WP7 is selling. His reply there have sold a few, this is with lines of people waiting to buy Android and IPhones.
If you have any other word other than failure on how WP7 has been doing I have some great stock I would love to sell you,
The 10 genuine windows flop phone owners will be overjoyed by this news
How about "Shoot the messenger - mobile edition?". Another classic. You dodge the great elephant in the room, picking away at everything but the actual target. Extra bonus rewarded when you complete a round by dodging all those deadly issues coming your way.