Nokia closes the books on N-Gage

Nokia closes the books on N-Gage
We have been expecting to see Nokia suspend N-Gage and close down shop since mid July, when the company shut down its Vancouver-based N-Gage game development division that was, actually, one of the largest. Nokia has just announced that they will no longer develop games for the platform, although all current titles will remain available at Ovi Store until September 2010. Players will be able to share their scores over N-Gage until the end of next year when the manufacturer will finally pull the plug on the game portal.  

So, what is your opinion? Is it likely that the company keeps churning out game-oriented devices in the future, even if not N-Gage-based, or you rather think Nokia will ultimately give up on this particular market?

source:  N-Gage Blog via EngadgetMobile



1. Jonny87

Posts: 9; Member since: Jul 12, 2009

It’s sad to hear that Nokia will be shutting down N-GAGE. I’ve played their games (I have a Nokia N85) and I’m always impressed for the type of games they deliver to a mobile device. Although this may be the end to N-GAGE, I doubt that it will be the end for the gaming industry for Nokia. Aalready there are some 3rd party games on the OVI store and this may be a new window for better improvement. I believe that Nokia didn’t advertise N-GAGE properly in some areas, like the US and for that they paid the price. I expect that maybe in the future they will offer more high end games to not only for unlocked or high end devices but for all Nokia devices no matter what provider you may carry.

2. Illyich

Posts: 167; Member since: Oct 13, 2009

I wholeheartedly agree. Nokia has always impressed me because their phones are PHONES first and other features are just add-ons... and they're tough, to boot. The N-Gage was kind of a joke for a while, but I think there's still plenty of potential left there.

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