March 20, 2006
Spore Confirmed For Mobile Devices in 2006
No huge surprise here but the biggest news of the day occured this morning during Mitch Laskey's (former Jamdat CEO, now EA's "Mobile Senior Vice President") GDC Mobile's keynote address. During the talk Mitch explaining EA Mobile's 2006 line-up which will consist of Casual, Core, and Sports titles.
Casual titles to be released this year will include Tetris (of which EA has the exclusive rights for a mere 17 years), Bejeweled, Yahtzee as well as the other usual suspects. While EA Sports' line-up pretty much consisted of every single EA sports title ported over to the Mobile market.
However, when it came to the Core titles listed on the slide to-be-released titles were Battlefield, Sin City, Medal of Honor, Sims, Need for Speed, and little title named Spore. What's really interesting about this news isn't the fact that Spore was announced for mobile platforms but that the release date was listed as 2006!
Does that mean we'll be up to our eyeballs in Spore titles for the PC, consoles, handhelds, and mobile devices by the end of 2006? One can only hope!
Update: After speaking with EA it turns out that the slide containing this information was a bit misleading and that Spore is not confirmed for mobile devices in 2006. And no alternate date was given.
Posted by Gaming Steve at 8:00 PM
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I can't wait!
Well this is good news.But will it run on one big server for all types of game areas?It will be good if it dose,and if not,then what can I say.
Keep the Spore info rolling in Steve =D.
Amazing! Good keeping us up to date!
I was thinking that halfway though the article. It would be great if it came out Fall of this year (Or even earlier) Like orignally said. And I mean the Pc version not the phone one, although my curiosity has now been peaked over what they could do on phones. Anyway, this also confirms the suspicions that Spore is becoming another EA multiplatformer. (Thought I think spore can pull it off well. It seems that versitile.)
Steve, Just make sure to ask Will to keep EA from tacking on a monthly fee for no reason or something next time you get the chance. I would hate for something like that to happen. I have nothing major against EA or anything, but if a big company sees the chance to make more money off something relitively easily, there's a good chance they will.
What I am really hoping this means is perhaps an earlier release for the PC version of Spore. I would love to see it release this summer.
The Spore news is great and so is the EA change of culture (hope they extend it to helping those overworked devs) but what about this Tetris news?! When did EA get the rights to Tetris for 17 freaking years? And how does/did that affect Tetris DS?
I don't think it was really meaning "phones" for games like Battlefield and Spore. There's no phone on the market that could play a game like Spore. However the PSP and DS woul dbe perfect platforms for Spore, especially if they used the DS's wi-fi capabilities to create a network similar to the PC game. This article really excites me considering alternate versions are almost always released a little bit after the main title.
maybe this will be the hoped for creature editor, it's possible this phone version could come out before the pc game... Can't you just imagine people fiddling with a spore editor rather then sending texts in class?
Great Gnu in the morning!! Mobile Spore in 2006! I gots to get me on of these new-fangled mobile devices ;) Hopefully this means the Grail, aka PC SPORE, is also on track for this year and not slipping as so many have speculated.
It's not an MMO... you don't have to worry about what kind of servers it's running on, because it doesn't run on servers. Oy vay.
PC Dave I think he was meaning the server that holds all creatures and technologies developed by everybody that your game pulls new content from. And yes, I would qualify this as an MMO (Massive Multi-singleplayer Online) Game
Due to the nature of Spore, it can run on very low machines, including cell phones. It does not use conventional methods of data.
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