Good news for (soon to be) owners of the new iPad: EA is working on updating some of their games for the new device. Speaking in an interview with MacWorld, Nick Earl, the SVP of Global Mobile and Social Studios for EA mentioned that there are at least two updates in the works for the new iPad.
The updates would be for their latest game, Mass Effect: Infiltrator, and Firemint’s Real Racing 2.
Apple is once again pushing the boundaries forward and as a developer and publisher, we thrive on that opportunity. We’re already working on versions of Mass Effect Infiltrator and Real Racing 2 among other games that will take full advantage of the new iPad’s capabilities-expect even more stunning graphics and intense action.
Other than the obvious retina display, other capabilities of the new iPad weren’t detailed. The new iPad features a new processor which could help enhance visuals, similar to what EA already did with previous updates for Dead Space and Real Racing 2 (when the iPad 2 was launched).
In a separate interview with Vox Games, PopCap Games (now owned by EA), mentioned being committed to the new device:
It’s work, but it’s work that we need to do. I also think that when a new iPad or Apple device comes out, customers expect you to support it natively pretty quickly. They do have a few months of tolerance, but if you don’t eventually get there, you’re probably not giving a good service to them. We’re talking about it now. We want to do it as quickly as possible.
We’ll keep you posted on the updates and when they’re available on the AppStore.