Electronic Arts says that it has two teams investigating the possibility of creating game apps for Apple's new "Apple Watch," though don't go expecting the next Mass Effect or Battlefield to appear on the device.
The Apple Watch was announced yesterday
alongside the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. It will retail for right around $349 (for the low-end model) and will require an iPhone 5S or higher in order to work. EA Mobile executive vice president Frank Gibeau told CNET
that the company is seriously looking into creating gaming experiences for the new wearable tech.
"One of the things we're intrigued with in the mobile division is seeing wearables emerge as a gaming platform," Gibeau told CNET. "We think we're in the early stages of that, if you look at Oculus and its relationship with Facebook, and Google Glass."
While Gibeau seems pretty excited about making games for the platform, he sounds like he doesn't necessarily think the Apple Watch will be capable of handling complex games at launch.
"Now with Apple's big announcement with the watch, there's a trend here where wearables are going to increase in performance, capability and unique functions over time that we believe will enable gaming experiences."
"In fact," Gibeau added, "we have two teams prototyping wearable experiences that are not only standalone, but also some ideas where you can actually use the fitness component in the watch that can unlock capabilities in the game that might be on your iPhone."
"Or you could do crafting or some other auction trading on your watch that goes back into your tablet game that you might check out later when you get home."