Why are game developers slacking on adding multitasking?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Zinger314, Jul 10, 2010.

  1. Zinger314 macrumors member

    Zinger314

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    Almost every important utility app has been upgraded for multitasking, but only 2 games (Peggle and Defender Chronicles)

    This is surprising, as I have a lot of EA and Gameloft games, and you think they would be on top of this, especially as people spend more time per period in a game than they are in a utility app...

    Then again, a lot of game developers have moved on to bigger and better things...
     
  2. ozzyman500 macrumors 65816

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    I just want my favorite games to be updated with retina display. I can barely stand to play those games. Doodle Jump, c'mon!? Sadly I don't think EA and Gameloft will go back and update their catalog.
     
  3. frunkis54 macrumors 65816

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    :confused: almost every imortant utility already upgraded for multitasking?
    we are still waiting for skype yes very important almost useless without multitasking.....
    another one im waiting for is the xm/sirius app but i know that won't be updated for awhile..
     
  4. bndoarn macrumors 6502a

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    Not sure about Gameloft but I'm sure EA is going to release separate iPhone 4 only apps at a higher resolution that you would have to re-buy.

    NCAA Football NCAA Football HD

    The "HD" version is $1 more.
     
  5. aforty macrumors 65816

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    Yea I dont think they are either. That's why EA and others had that 99 cent sale a few days before launch. It was a clearance.
     
  6. ARF900 macrumors 65816

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    Same here, I'm glad I havent bought that many EA games, I tend not to buy expensive games, I prefer the simpler pick up and play games like Doodle Jump, Angry birds, ect.
     
  7. Zinger314 thread starter macrumors member

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    Well, everything important that I use. I should have been more specific. :p

    I'm waiting on EA for Tetris/Scabble/Monopoly. They're on the top 25, it's silly that they haven't been updated.
     
  8. ozzyman500 macrumors 65816

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    I have about 20 EA apps. The only apps I would rebuy for HD are Monopoly, Battleship and Tetris (maybe). I have a bunch of Gameloft games too.
     

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