One of the key features that Microsoft was keen to big-up at the Windows Phone 7 launch on Monday was the Xbox LIVE game hub on the console and, in particular, the games partnership with EA.
And now EA has revealed exactly what WP7 Xboxers can expect from the publishing powerhouse, by unveiling what titles will be on offer when the service goes live.
Included in the line-up is some pretty big titles as well, including The Sims 3, Tetris, Need for Speed Undercover and Monopoly.
"Our collaboration with Microsoft brings EA’s world-class catalogue of global game franchises to Windows Phone 7, offering a unique set of gaming features perfectly suited to the deep, innovative experiences we value at EA", said Travis Boatman, vice president of Worldwide Studios for EA Mobile.
"We see consumers deeply integrating devices into their lives and entertainment in new ways every day. Challenging your Xbox LIVE friends to an EA game from the phone in your pocket keeps you connected and having fun no matter where you are".
"Together EA and Microsoft have created some of the definitive console games of this generation, and we’re excited to bring that powerful alliance to Windows Phone 7", said Ron Pessner, general manager of Xbox LIVE mobile, Microsoft.
"This is a new and major games platform for Microsoft, and we look forward to the amazing games EA will deliver over the coming years".
The Xbox LIVE hub is one of the aspects of WP7 that Pocket-lint is most excited about. We were lucky enough to get hands on with a few titles and take an in-depth look at the feature over at Gamescom in August, and we were very impressed with what we saw.
And with EA on board, and also the likes of Microsoft Game Studios, Gameloft, Konami, Namco Bandai, PopCap and THQ all joining in too, it points towards a very important period in the evolution of mobile gaming.
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