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Motorola, Ericsson and Siemens AG To Create Wireless Gaming Platform

Following on the heels of NTT DoCoMo's string of wireless gaming technology announcements, Motorola, Ericsson and Siemens AG said that they will jointly develop a universal mobile games platform for wireless communications devices such as cell phones and

Game Developer, Staff

March 21, 2001

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Motorola, Ericsson and Siemens AG expect to create a formal specification using "existing and emerging standards" by Q3 2001. With that step completed, they will create a common API and SDK to license to game developers. "We're seeing that developers of mobile games are resorting to writing their own platforms or having to multiply the efforts to support many platforms," said Tim Krauskopf, vice president and general manager of Core Solutions for Motorola's Internet Software and Content Group. "As a result, costs are increasing and distribution options are limited. As an industry we need to provide an integrated development environment that unites mobile networks, devices and game servers as a mass market games console." Ericsson, Motorola, and Siemens will work with Metrowerks to support this platform with the company's CodeWarrior Integrated Development Environment. Developer support, test facilities and application certification will be provided through Ericsson Mobility World, which includes Ericsson Developers' Zone, Motorola's Applications Global Network (MAGNET) Program, and Siemens' relevant program.

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