Gameloft publishes its first 3D games with OpenGL ES hardware acceleration technology on Sony Ericsson's UIQ 3 based phones

24 October 2006 by axxxr
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• Ericsson R600
• Ericsson T29s
• Ericsson T39
• Ericsson T60d
• LG Optimus 3D P920
• Samsung Google Nexus S I9020
• Samsung Ultra S S7350
• Sony Xperia A
• Sony Xperia Acro S
• Sony Xperia Advance
• Sony Xperia C
• Sony Xperia E
• Sony Xperia E Dual
• Sony Xperia E1
• Sony Xperia E1 Dual
• Sony Xperia Ion LT28at
• Sony Xperia J
• Sony Xperia L
• Sony Xperia M2
• Sony Xperia Miro
• Sony Xperia Neo L
• Sony Xperia P
• Sony Xperia S
• Sony Xperia SL
• Sony Xperia Sola
• Sony Xperia SP
• Sony Xperia SX
• Sony Xperia T
• Sony Xperia T2 Ultra
• Sony Xperia Tipo
• Sony Xperia Tipo Dual
• Sony Xperia TL
• Sony Xperia TX
• Sony Xperia U
• Sony Xperia V
• Sony Xperia VL
• Sony Xperia Z
• Sony Xperia Z Ultra
• Sony Xperia Z1
• Sony Xperia Z1 Compact
• Sony Xperia Z2
• Sony Xperia ZL
• Sony Xperia ZQ
• Sony Xperia ZR
• Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo V

From the forum:
Gameloft,a leading developer and publisher of video games for mobile phones, announces that it has signed a distribution agreement with Sony Ericsson for the launching of Vijay Singh Pro Golf 3D embedded on Sony Ericsson's P990 smartphone and M600 messaging device, the first global handsets on the market to include the OpenGL ES technology.

OpenGL ES is the ideal API (application programming Interface) for effective and optimal development of 3D games on operating systems like Symbian, or virtual machines like BREW. The arrival of this API in mobile phones such as Sony Ericsson's UIQ 3-based M600 and P990 will also be a giant step toward the democratization of 3D.

Gameloft's President, Michel Guillemot, is very pleased about this agreement with Sony Ericsson. "OpenGL ES is the technology of the future for 3D game development. The transition from 2D to 3D can be compared to that of black-and-white TV to color TV. The massive arrival of powerful 3D games enables us to offer our customers an absolutely unique experience-for just a few euros. They will always have access to games like Vijay Singh Pro Golf 3D on their phones, with incredible resolution and depth." 

Along with the launching of its OpenGL ES based Vijay Singh Pro Golf 3D, Gameloft also announces that it has selected the Sony Ericsson W810i WalkmanŽ as the primary phone to serve as a master version for all future Java development thanks to its high quality processor and screen. 

Vijay Singh Pro Golf 3D is a simulation hyperrealistic golf game that allows the player to personify and compete against 8 entirely customizable players, including the great Vijay Singh, and allows them to advance in their careers through practice, golf courses, and later tournaments, featuring golf circuits from all over the globe-Harbour Town, for example. The graphics and animations (optimized thanks to the OpenGL ES) are spectacular!

On 31 Oct 12:13 NeilRisley wrote
Hello there, I wander if you could help?

I have a Sony Ericsson P990i, with Vijay singh golf game.

The game is great & because it is so good I went on the gameloft website to obtain some more games, the problem the P990 is not one of there supported games!!!

I contacted gameloft & they said they had no intention of bringing games out for the P990???

Do you know why this is (it seems a shame)
On 27 Oct 23:41 ym0t wrote
OpenGL!!! What's next...Counter Strike?
On 25 Oct 21:10 ayomide wrote
i need one of this phone at my shopping area how much is going to cos me
On 25 Oct 15:47 Simon wrote
Works great on my P990i
On 25 Oct 11:28 HiTideLowTide wrote
Will this also work on the W950?
On 25 Oct 11:26 aragorn wrote
se in gaming woooooooooooooooh
On 25 Oct 03:54 Ian wrote
Why not pick the W900i, it's screen is much better than the W810i...
On 25 Oct 02:47 Rach wrote
Why didnt they pick the K800i for 3D games, the screen is great!
On 25 Oct 01:04 govigov wrote
why did they choose golf, when they could have made a good old racing games? i would love those.
On 25 Oct 00:28 GreenBanter wrote
Strange they chose the SE w800i to serve as thier primary java platform. I'm sure this has nothing to do with new agreement with SE. :)
On 24 Oct 18:13 Kwiksta wrote
Great...Leave the K800 out!

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