One of the dangers of entering the tech market with a new product is the necessary adaptation that other manufacturers or developers will have to make to support your product. This is especially true in the processor market, where many software and firmware companies of entrenched themselves in developing for what already exists. Fortunately, Intel is already a well-known manufacturer with a great lineup of upcoming hardware, and it appears that they’re going to get the backing that they need. Gameloft, arguably one of the biggest game developers on mobile platforms, has announced that its more beloved HD games will be brought over and optimized for the Intel-based smartphones and tablets. These include (so far)
- Asphalt 6: Adrenaline
- Modern Combat 2
- Black Pegasus
This may seem like a small step, but support from such a large developer generally flows into wider support. With devices hopefully coming out sooner rather than later, this is good to see for Intel.
What do you think of Intel’s chipset? Will it be a good contender to the old guard that’s already settled in? Let us know in the comments!
[toggle title=”Click Here to View Complete Press Release”] Gameloft to Deliver Most Popular HD Games to Intel® Technology-Based Smartphones and Tablets
Top Downloaded Android Titles Now Support Intel® Atom™ Processor-Based Smartphones and Tablets
PARIS, February 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ —
Gameloft, a leading global publisher of digital and social games, announcing they have optimized many of Gameloft’s most successful titles for new Android smartphones and tablets based on Intel technology.
Asphalt 6: Adrenaline, Modern Combat 2: Black Pegasus, UNO™ have been optimized for Intel® architecture. Each title was ported with Google’s Android Native Development Kit (NDK) and utilizes the Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator to deliver outstanding HD quality and performance. Available in the Android Market, consumers can download these games on Intel® Atom™ processor-based smartphones and tablets as they become commercially available around the world.
“We are pleased to team up with Intel to demonstrate our high performance HD games on new Intel Atom processor-based devices,” said Ludovic Blondel Vice President of OEM at Gameloft. “With the power of Intel processors coming to Android smartphone and tablets, Gameloft plans to tap into the performance and graphics advantages to produce more visually stunning mobile games. In collaboration with Intel, today’s announcement is the first step to producing the best gaming experiences for our players.”
“We are excited to see Gameloft port and optimize their Android HD games for the new Intel Atom-based devices coming to market,” said Christos Georgiopoulos, vice president and general manager Developer Relations Division of the Intel Software and Services Group. “Creating a high-end mobile game is challenging if you don’t have the performance and graphics support required to deliver the game. We expect Gameloft players to be thrilled with the gaming experience on Intel technology-based smartphones and tablets.”
Intel will demonstrate many of Gameloft’s popular HD titles running on Intel Atom processor-based smartphone and tablets at the Intel booth in Hall 8 at Mobile World Congress 2012.
A leading global publisher of digital and social games, Gameloft® has established itself as one of the top innovators in its field since 2000. Gameloft creates games for all digital platforms, including mobile phones, smartphones and tablets (including Apple® iOS and Android® devices), set top boxes, connected TVs and consoles. Gameloft partners with leading international brands such as UNO®, Spider-Man®, James Cameron’s Avatar™, Ferrari® and Sonic Unleashed®. Gameloft also operates its own established franchises, such as Real Football, Asphalt™, Modern Combat 2: Black Pegasus and N.O.V.A Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance®. Gameloft is present in all continents, distributes its games in 100 countries and employs over 4,500 developers.
Gameloft is listed on the Paris Stock Exchange (ISIN: FR0000079600, Bloomberg: GFT FP, Reuters: GLFT.PA).
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