The BlackBerry PlayBook is going to be an awesome gaming platform due to the fact that it will be able to run Flash, web apps and native BlackBerry apps all on the same platform. The problem, is that the message doesn’t seem to be getting out to game developers properly, because even after the announcement, major casual gaming companies like PopCap aren’t motivated to develop for BlackBerry.
According to PopCap’s director of mobile business development, “RIM today is not really on our radar.” He also added, with respect to BlackBerry devices, “They’re not great gaming machines.”
Even though the processor lacks and OpenGL isn’t consistent across devices, the QNX OS and PlayBook are going to open BlackBerry to more games and hopefully allow the company to shed this negative press they constantly get.
Do you like playing games on your BlackBerry? What games have you played recently that you enjoy?