Capcom Plans Gaming Blitz For iPhone - InformationWeek
Mobile // Mobile Devices
03:42 PM
Ransomware: Latest Developments & How to Defend Against Them
Nov 01, 2017
Ransomware is one of the fastest growing types of malware, and new breeds that escalate quickly ar ...Read More>>

Capcom Plans Gaming Blitz For iPhone

Support from the maker of Street Fighter and Resident Evil is a strong indicator that Apple's iPhone and iPod Touch platform is a force in the mobile gaming market.

Gamers with an iPhone will have some more titles to play soon, as Capcom said it's beefing up its support for the iPhone and iPod Touch

The company, which makes popular gaming franchises like Street Fighter and Resident Evil, currently has only one title for the iPhone, but it will be releasing more than 10 titles for the platform over the next year.

The move is driven by the success of the App Store for the iPhone and iPod Touch, which has seen more than a billion downloads in less than a year. Games are routinely on the most-downloaded lists, and Capcom joins the likes of Sega and Electronic Arts as major game developers that are trying to capitalize on this.

With a large touch screen, 3-D graphics, accelerometer, and a well-developed distribution ecosystem, the iPhone has emerged as a strong player in the mobile gaming market. It was a big contributor to the rise in mobile gaming last year, and some believe it can eventually beat out Nintendo's DS and Sony's PlayStation Portable.

Apple's iPhone and iPod Touch may become even more attractive to game makers when the 3.0 software is released later this summer because it will add a host of new features. For example, Apple will add the ability for customers to make purchases within apps, and game developers could easily integrate this to let gamers buy extra costumes or weapons for their avatars.

Additionally, the 3.0 software will make it easier to build engaging multiplayer games because of the peer-to-peer networking abilities, and the push-notification system could be utilized by game makers in a variety of ways as well.

What's the state of wireless adoption in the enterprise today? Take part in our survey by June 2 and let us know. Upon completion, you'll be eligible to enter a drawing to receive one Apple 16-GB iPod Touch valued at $299.

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
How Enterprises Are Attacking the IT Security Enterprise
How Enterprises Are Attacking the IT Security Enterprise
To learn more about what organizations are doing to tackle attacks and threats we surveyed a group of 300 IT and infosec professionals to find out what their biggest IT security challenges are and what they're doing to defend against today's threats. Download the report to see what they're saying.
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
2017 State of IT Report
In today's technology-driven world, "innovation" has become a basic expectation. IT leaders are tasked with making technical magic, improving customer experience, and boosting the bottom line -- yet often without any increase to the IT budget. How are organizations striking the balance between new initiatives and cost control? Download our report to learn about the biggest challenges and how savvy IT executives are overcoming them.
Twitter Feed
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.
Flash Poll