EA’s ready to take a strong shot at Android, finally. While their presence on Android is nothing new, it’s not nearly as noticeable as it is on the iPhone. Through Twitter, we’ve gotten confirmation that one of their big games is definitely coming to Android. Madden NFL 11 – perhaps the most popular and successful sports franchise of all time on consoles – will be finding a home on the platform we all love to use. However you feel about football (or handegg, as some of my European fellows elect to call it) is irrelevant: this is one of their biggest names headed to Android.
Automatically, that should make you hopeful that they’re finally ready to take Android seriously. They’ve expressed interest in reshaping their mobile division to make room for Android alongside the iPhone where they primarily do their bidding, stating:
“…[we] think there’s a lot to happen in the future in Android, and we’re trying to position our mobile business to take advantage of that trend.”
A lot of people are starting to see things your way, too, EA. We know the guys behind Angry Birds are drumming up to a glorious debut in the Android market pretty soon, Epic’s thinking about dipping their hand into the Android platform by bringing the Unreal Engine 3, and a handful of other great games once only available for the iOS platform have made their migration to Android with OpenFeint’s platform behind them. Don’t be surprised if Phandroid suddenly becomes focused more on games in the near future than hardware because I can feel we’re just about to get hit with a wave of quality games heading into 2011.