Xperia Play Gets Fifa 12 Exclusive
Fifa 12 for android will be available exclusively on the Sony Ericsson Xperia play untilÂ February 21, 2012. This is great news for those (few) of us that have the phone, but bad news for everyone else I think. No one else will be able to play the game officially, but you can bet your life people will mod this game to be available on other devices, and that means a loss of revenue for EA.
The price is still to be confirmed, but it will be released this Christmas time, although no specific date is given. The full press release is given below:
Sony Ericsson Nets FIFA 12 on Android Worldâ€™s Leading Football Franchise Optimized for Xperiaâ„¢ PLAY August 16, 2011, London â€“ Sony Ericsson today announced a limited time exclusive agreement* with EA Mobileâ„¢, a division of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) the worldâ€™s leading mobile games publisher, to deliver the much anticipated EA SPORTSâ„¢ FIFA 12 on Android. Optimized for the worldâ€™s first PlayStation certified smartphone Xperiaâ„¢ PLAY, the No. 1 sports franchise on the planet, will be available for the device worldwide in the holiday season. With improved gameplay depth, authentic commentaries, updated teams from the worldâ€™s top leagues and all new replay systems, FIFA 12 on Xperiaâ„¢ PLAY is the ultimate football experience for Android. The dedicated graphical processing unit, optimized memory bandwidth and 60fps rendering of Xperiaâ„¢ PLAY enhance the football gameplay experience. Audio is also improved with enhanced commentary and crowd chants. â€œFIFA 12 will undoubtedly be one of this yearâ€™s most popular games and Xperiaâ„¢ PLAY consumers will be able to master it before any other Android users,â€ said, Dominic Neil-Dwyer, Head of Market Development for Sony Ericsson. â€œAdding to a portfolio of quality games for Xperiaâ„¢ PLAY, FIFA 12 adapts perfectly to the device and delivers the best football experience on Android.â€ Follow us on www.twitter.com/xperiagames for the latest updates on games coming to the Xperiaâ„¢ PLAY smartphone. For product information, check out the Sony Ericsson Product Blog: http://blogs.sonyericsson.com/products EA Mobile has a solid reputation for its pioneering and market leadership in mobile gaming. For more information about EA Mobile, please visit www.EAMobile.com, join us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/EAMobile or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/EAMobile. *Limited exclusivity expires February 21, 2012. ^ Based on units sold world-wide as of July 25, 2011 (via NPD, Chart-track, GFK & Famitsu Marketing Data Service)