Officials from wireless technology firm Qualcomm have announced BREW publisher and developer support for the creation of wireless 3D games optimized for the Mobile Station Modem (MSM) Enhanced Multimedia Platform chipsets.
The company’s MSM Enhanced Multimedia Platform chipset solutions will aim to provide support for OpenGL ES 3D APIs, enabling fully featured, high-performance 3D games for 3G CDMA2000 and WCDMA devices.
Qualcomm's MSM6550 and MSM6275 Enhanced Multimedia Platform chipsets are currently sampling with numerous handset manufacturers, and provide support for BREW and non-BREW based applications. The first MSM6550-powered phones are expected to hit the market in late 2005.
BREW publishers and developers that have already announced their plans to support the upcoming MSM6550 chipset include Activision, Atari, Bandai, Capcom, Digital Bridges, Digital Chocolate, Eidos, Gameloft, Hudson, Ideaworks3D, JAMDAT, Konami, MFORMA, Namco, Sony Pictures Mobile, Sorrent, Square Enix, Taito, Tecmo, THQ Wireless and Walt Disney Internet Group.
"We are thrilled with the enthusiastic support we're receiving from BREW publishers and developers from around the world that are creating 3D games optimized for Qualcomm's MSM6550 Enhanced Platform chipset and the BREW solution,” said Mike Yuen, director of the gaming group, Qualcomm Internet Services. "As 3D graphics capabilities combined with high-speed networks for over-the-air delivery of larger more compelling games continue to ramp up, we are seeing content quality rise to a whole new level.