eSports has been growing since its inception, and will continue to grow for some time to come as well. In fact the mobile eSports leagues are just starting to really materialize and will most likely grow to be as big as PC/console eSports leagues. Today eSport just got a little bigger with the announcement of EA’s own eSports initiative called their Competitive Gaming Division.
EA has plenty of franchises in their catalog of games for a variety of platforms but their main FPS franchise called Battlefield is one that the company has big plans for in the near future. These plans pertain to bringing the franchise to mobile but it isn’t just about bringing a port of the game over. It’s also about having it ‘inter-operate’ with the game on other platforms as well, making it a true cross-platform mobile game. This is a trend we have been seeing lately as this is at least the third game in about a week that we’ve talked about heading our way that will contain cross-platform multiplayer with its PC/console brethren.
We get interesting things in the mail once in awhile and yesterday we got the non-Xperia Play copy of EA’s Battlefield Bad Company 2 game which has been available for the Xperia Play for some time now but exclusively for the Xperia Play. Well it looks like an official version for all other Android devices may be on the way.
Sony Ericsson and EA have teamed up to bring owners of the Xperia Play four games for free for a short period of time. Well actually it’s not that short of a period of time so even if you don’t have an Xperia Play but plan on getting one in the near future, you can still take advantage of this offer.
EA is being sneaky these days it seems as last week we saw the quiet launch of their Android Flexion store along with one game being released for the Xperia Play called D.A.R.K. Well this week we find another game quietly released onto the EA Flexion Store in the form of Battlefield: Bad Company 2.