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EA Aquires iOS Games Developer Firemint

File this under disappointing news of the day. According to TechCrunch, EA has purchased the very popular Australian iOS game developer Firemint. The company boasts a workforce of 60 employees, and is best known for their games Real Racing 1 and 2, and Flight Control.

All of these titles had a high degree of polish, and have been updated several times since their respective releases. In fact, Real Racing 2 HD saw a notable update a couple of weeks ago that added 1080p video output using Apple’s new Digital AV Connector and an HDMI cable. It was the first game in the App Store to include this feature.

That is what bothers me the most about this news. Firemint was a developer known for pushing the envelope of what iOS devices can do. Real Racing 2 was one of the first games in the App Store to really show off the iPhone 4’s Retina Display, and I have already mentioned their latest innovation on the iPad 2. These innovations are what mobile platforms need, but unfortunately, innovation certainly isn’t one of EA’s hallmarks.

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Online Multiplayer Coming to Real Racing HD for iPad

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Real Racing HD is getting updated to support Multiplayer online gaming via Game Center. 

With the upcoming release of iOS4.2 and introduction of Game Center for iPad, we are updating Real Racing HD with all-new online multiplayer via Game Center! This is the most significant update yet to one of the most successful iPad games.

Firemint – the publishers of this popular iPad racing game – are hoping the update to add multiplayer online support will come out alongside the iOS 4.2 update. They’ve also got an update of the same kind for another hit game of theirs, Flight Control HD.

Via: Firemint

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