EA working with Apple on new tablet device

Publisher rumoured to be making games for Apple's creation

EA is currently working on games for Apple's upcoming tablet device, according to reports.

The publisher is said to have been enlisted by Apple to create games in order to show off the tablet's gaming capabilities.

Apple has also embarked on discussions with book, newspaper and magazine publishers, according to the Wall Street Journal, talking to Conde Nast Publications and News Corp, among others, on how they can work together.

The iPhone creator's next device is expected to be showcased to the media on January 27. An invitation 'to see our latest creation' was sent out on Monday, according to the WSJ.

Insiders have stated the device will have a 10-11 inch touch screen, and that its primary functions will be as an e-reader, internet browsing device and TV and games player.

Analysts say its success will depend on a number of factors, such as price - which some believe will be around the $1000 mark.

Consumers will need to be convinced the device is necessary alongside a laptop, they point out, while there will also be stiff competition from e-book readers such as the Kindle.

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Ramesh Singh Freelance Broadcaster 8 years ago
cool :)
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I absolutely cannot wait for the new Apple tablet. I can the potential this new device will create for the Games industry. Since the iphone was a massive success with its app store. I am sure this new tablet will be too. Great potential for RTS games. I would like to imagine that EA will create a Commander and Conquer game for the tablet. RTS control with the touch of your fingers. That would be fantastic :)

Edited 1 times. Last edit by Khaled Al-Hurby on 21st January 2010 7:03pm

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Frank Rauhuff Studying Game Software Design, Westwood College8 years ago
I never even thought about that.. But that would rock to have a touch version of Command and Conquer game!
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Russell Kentish Studying Master of Digital Media, Centre for Digital Media8 years ago
What were they thinking of calling it? iPad, iTablet, iSlate are the ones I've heard of. Can't wait for the announcement tomorrow.
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Any thoughts after the IPad has been launched ?? Well, the games that are being built utilizing the technology that IPad is offering, are definitely worth a wait since the games on IPhone are a definite catcher !!
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