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EA looking to support Windows Phone 8

Electronic Arts will develop games for Microsoft's mobile OS

Electronic Arts has told Bloomberg that it's working with Microsoft to bring games to Windows Phone 8. The operating system's predecessor, Windows Phone 7, did not see the same level of support from publishers and developers that Android and iOS did.

"We're working very closely with Microsoft to understand what their views on gaming navigation are," Chief Operating Officer Peter Moore told Bloomberg. "Anything that allows more platforms to be adopted quickly that have a gaming element is good for Electronic Arts."

Windows Phone 8 is closer to Microsoft's upcoming Windows 8 desktop OS than Windows Phone 7 is to Windows 7. The company has promised that it will be easier to develop games and apps that work on both mobile and desktop platforms.

"It is important to attract the gamers and due to Windows Phone 8's relation to the classical Windows PC programs, it is a good platform for game developers," said Jyske Bank analyst Robert Jakobsen. "This is clearly a step forward for Microsoft's mobile operation system."

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Mike Williams

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M.H. Williams is new to the journalism game, but he's been a gamer since the NES first graced American shores. Third-person action-adventure games are his personal poison: Uncharted, Infamous, and Assassin's Creed just to name a few. If you see him around a convention, he's not hard to spot: Black guy, glasses, and a tie.