Will Electronics Arts develop games for the iPhone?

Apple is negotiating with EA, which develops games for devices based on ARM processors, on the development of games for the iPhone. This relationship would come to be an extension of the existing agreement between both companies by which Electronic Arts has already developed games for video iPods. Apparently it would incorporate certain modifications to make them suitable for the touch screen of the iPhone.

Several recent reports also speculated that Apple could be planning the development of games to be used in its home entertainment system, the Apple TV.

Business Week quotes a statement from Electronic Arts VP of Mobile Products Mitch Lasky: “We have been talking with Apple about iPhone games. We see that a lot of the technology used in iPod games can be incorporated into the iPhone.” .

Lasky also praised the gaming potential offered by the iPod and iPhone, noting that both devices offer good graphics and have enough memory to play some games already developed.