Apple only officially announced its Apple Watch today, but Electronic Arts already has ideas for the wearable technology.
In an interview with CNET, Frank Gibeau – head of EA's mobile efforts – confirmed the company's interest in Apple's new device. Gibeau said that EA has two teams working on wearable gaming technology, and that some of its prototypes could easily work with the Apple Watch. He called out users unlocking content in an iPhone game using Apple Watch's fitness tracking capabilities as an example.
“We’re pretty excited about it,” Gibeau told CNET. “We think it's very early days. But for EA, the emergence of another gaming platform is compelling for us.”
The Apple Watch certainly has potential for some interesting video game mechanics. I like the idea of playing a game on my wrist, and I'm curious to see if it will work well.