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Bioware to develop for iPhone?

Bioware to develop for iPhone?

Could BioWare be planning on porting something like Baldur's Gate 2 to the iPhone?

Bioware, the developer behind the Mass Effect and Neverwinter Nights games, has said that it is looking very closely at developing games for Apple's iPhone in the future.

We look at every platform that comes along. Obviously, something that’s as big a cultural and technical success as the iPhone is something you really got to take a close look at," said CEO's Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk in an interview with MTV Multiplayer.

"Certainly, there’s nothing written in stone yet but we’ve got a lot of folks looking at it. It’s intriguing. I think one of the things that we’ll have to see how it shakes out is what type of consumer buys games on it and what type of experience they’re looking for," continued the pair.

"You want to always mash the consumer experience with what you’re building. We want to understand what people are going to do with it. Who knows. We’re definitely looking at every platform.

Ironically, the interview was actually supposed to be about Bioware's ongoing commitment to the PC platform, which the pair of execs are very serious about. Discussing the future of PC gaming, Muzyka said that it was 'definitely feasible' that the company would continue to create PC exclusive games given the success of other games in the market.

Which game would you most like to see ported to the iPhone? Do you even care? Let us know what you think in the forums.

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Timmy_the_tortoise 1st July 2008, 13:38 Quote
Didn't they just say they were considering developing for the PSP too?
bowman 1st July 2008, 13:44 Quote
An overpriced phone with a touch screen and less features than its competitors? I'm not interested in smartphones to begin with, let alone one with a fat markup just because it looks like a thermometer and has the right logo on it.

I don't care, I only care about getting ME2 to the PC faster than the previous one..
sotu1 1st July 2008, 13:49 Quote
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Originally Posted by bowman
An overpriced phone with a touch screen and less features than its competitors? I'm not interested in smartphones to begin with, let alone one with a fat markup just because it looks like a thermometer and has the right logo on it.

haha, so true. quite surprise that they'd put an iphone experience above a DS experience. it's...just...odd
banshee256 1st July 2008, 14:21 Quote
Let's see...

1: I don't have any use for a smart phone.
2: I wouldn't even dream of playing on one.
3: As bowman pointed out, Apple is more about image and fashion, these days, than about power, functionality and value for money.
4: I would much rather see, that BioWare put more effort, man-power and money in making great PC games... Although they completely sold out on Mass Effect.
Haltech 2nd July 2008, 07:53 Quote
Hope it works for the Nvidia phone thingy they are developing
Redbeaver 7th July 2008, 15:55 Quote
i certainly wouldnt mind having an iphone with psp gaming capabilities... can u imagine playing the game with those touch screens? id love to at least try....
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