Kabam pledges to bring The Hobbit: Kingdoms of Middle-earth and other casual titles to Microsoft platforms
One of the biggest names in free-to-play mobile games, Kabam, has announced a new agreement with Microsoft that will bring many of its titles to the growing body of Windows Phone games and Windows 8 games. One of their most popular casual games is The Hobbit: Kingdoms of Middle-earth. In addition any future games from Kabam will be launched for Windows platforms around the same time as their iOS and Android counterparts.
Kabam will be offering titles such as Fast & Furious 6: The Game, Dragons of Atlantis: Heirs of the Dragon and The Hobbit: Kingdoms of Middle-earth to Microsoft's mobile platforms over the course of the next year, but specific release time frames were not revealed. Financial terms of the partnership between the two companies were also not disclosed. Kabam was one of the many mobile game publishers mentioned in a recent editorial on WPCentral that had not been supportive of Windows Phone in the past. This change of heart could be the first of many such announcements to come.
In a statement, Kabam Senior Vice President of Business Development Mike DeLaet noted the rise of Windows Phone as one of the reasons why the company is making a bigger push to offer games on Microsoft's platforms. He stated:
Steven Guggenheimer, Microsoft's corporate vice president and chief evangelist, is also quoted as saying:
Are you excited that Kabam's popular games will finally be coming en masse to Windows Phone and Windows 8 tablets?
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