Speaking at an N-Gage event in Finland, Jaakko Kaidesoja, director of games, services and software for Nokia has revealed future plans for the mobile gaming platform.

Stating that Nokia knew the beta stage of testing for the N-Gage platform open to N81 devices would be cracked, Kaidesoja said Nokia were "happy" that other Nseries owners were utilising the platform, just that it was not quite "ready" for phones such as the N95 just yet.

Stating that it would only be a "matter of weeks" before the gaming platform launched to more handsets in the Nseries range, Kaidesoja said that "tens of thousands" of N81 owners had taken part in the beta phase of testing and feedback.

The next stage in the roll out will be for N82, N95 and N81 owners with a second quarter launch for the N73 (which has apparently suffered from "memory issues") and the N96.

More excitingly for the future full S60 support is coming soon and touchscreen games are in the N-Gage's future, as and when Nokia reveal their touchscreen device...