NO EA Games for the Launch of BlackBerry 10 [UPDATED]
** UPDATE **
We have just received direct communication from EA over here (UK) that contrary to the information provided by Tom Goldberger, Need for Speed Most Wanted and Real Racing 3 will be available for BlackBerry 10.
To be fair, he did say that ‘broader deals with the two platform creators might be underway which he isn’t involved with’.
EA isn’t preparing any mobile games to be ready for the launch of either BlackBerry 10 or Windows Phone 8.
EA Mobile’s UK PR manager, Tom Goldberger, was asked to find out if anything was being readied for the launch of either Microsoft or RIM’s new mobile operating systems.
When asked if Microsoft or RIM had approached EA’s Mobile arm to help stock their app stores ahead of their platform launches, Goldberger indicated that there was nothing he was aware of.
He added that broader deals with the two platform creators might be underway which he isn’t involved with.
However, he specifically stated that none of the titles on show at EA’s event in London, including FIFA 13, Need for Speed Most Wanted and Real Racing 3, were being developed with Windows Phone 8 or BlackBerry 10 in mind.
When asked if EA was taking a ‘wait and see’ approach, Goldberger indicated that this is, in fact, the case, adding that going forward titles may yet be developed specifically for the two platforms.
Developers of the various titles showcased at the event also said there were no plans for Microsoft’s or RIM’s mobile platforms currently, but that they would consider making games for them after launch.
Having the weight of EA behind its launch would have been a helpful situation for both RIM and Microsoft.