Many of our regular readers will know we have given Gameloft a hard time for keeping their best 3D games off the Android Market, so it’s always nice to report when a big name developer enters Google’s app store. Today EA Mobile published Need for Speed Shift on the Android Market and it’s selling for $4.99.
We prefer buying games from the Android Market because it is easy to transfer your purchases whenever you get a new device. For example, I have purchased 9 games from Gameloft but I can’t get any to work on my new Nexus S. I know the games will play on a Galaxy S phone, but Gameloft’s online system is just broken when it comes to re-downloading games.
Hopefully this is a sign of more exciting games to come from EA Mobile. We already know they are also bring Madden NFL 11 to the Android Market sometime next year and I expect to see a couple more flagship titles after Tegra 2 devices hit stores.
The only mention of Android on the official EA Mobile site is the T-Mobile G1, so they have their work cut out for them to catch up. Go out an buy Need for Speed Shift to show them we will support developers who keep releasing great 3D games in the Android Market. With any luck, maybe we will see Battlefield Bad Company 2 or any of their hit iPhone games sometime soon.
From EA Mobile: THINK FAST! DRIVE FASTER! OPTIMIZED FOR ANDROID™! Drive 20 awesome cars including the BMW M3 GT2, Lamborghini Gallardo, and Pagani Zonda. Features 18 tracks in 3 stunning locations, Quick Race and Career Modes, 3 difficulty settings, and physics-based accelerated 3D graphics.
[Thanks Alex for the tip]