EA Scrabble lets iPhone play with Android

July 12, 2011
US videogame titan Electronic Arts has released a version of the word game Scrabble that people can play together whether they are using Apple devices, Android gadgets, or Facebook.

US videogame titan Electronic Arts (EA) on Monday released a version of word game Scrabble that people can play together whether they are using Apple devices, Android gadgets, or Facebook.

Scrabble Free broke from the pattern of limiting adversaries to folks using similar operating platforms, such as iPhone versus iPad or Android smartphone versus a also running on the Google-backed .

Scrabble Free was available as a no-cost download at Android Marketplace.

"We really are kind of obsessed right now about how to tear down boundaries of entry to some of these games," EA Interactive senior vice president Chip Lange said while providing an early glimpse at the game.

"The vision is to get people into games in a quick, easy way," he added.

EA is expanding its Origin game social network into a hub from which users can play with friends regardless of what kind of gadgets they have, according to Lange.

"Origin is the technology at EA that is focused on connecting everything we do," Lange said.

Scrabble Free connects players "cross-platform" through Origin or , according to EA.

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Husky
3 / 5 (2) Jul 12, 2011
Jobs spells: unhappy
for people getyying past his precious walled garden of joy
bugmenot23
5 / 5 (1) Jul 12, 2011
Cross-platform Scrabble? You mean like Words With Friends that came out over a year ago?

Hmm... Zynga/Newtoy also does it without requiring Facebook or some other data-hungry social network.

Piss-poor reporting.
Prok
not rated yet Jul 12, 2011
@bugmenot23
Those were my first thoughts, it's funny that it's even a different version of the same game.
J-n
not rated yet Jul 12, 2011
Yeah my sister and my girlfriend have been playing words with friends (ipad -> Android) for Months now.

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