Jul 28, 2011
The Xperia Play is getting even more games being released for it, with the latest being a flagship first-person shooter from EA, Battlefield: Bad Company 2. The game, originally released for iOS last year, and reviewed 3.5/5 stars by sister site 148Apps, features a lengthy single-player campaign of 14 missions that traverse the globe and have players taking down bad guys with a variety of weapons. The game will naturally support the Xperia Play’s built-in gaming controls for improved shooting precision. According to Dominic Neil-Dwyer, Head of Market Development, Sony Ericsson says, “As Xperiaâ„¢ PLAY becomes available in more markets across the world, the portfolio of games continues to grow and so we’re delighted to announce the availability of Battlefield: Bad Company 2 for Xperiaâ„¢ PLAY. We aim to give consumers the best possible gaming experience on a smartphone and Battlefield: Bad Company 2 for Xperia PLAY is the latest title from EA to bring one of the most popular gaming franchises to our consumers. Watch this space for updates on more content coming!”
What is unclear from reports is if the online multiplayer mode from the iOS version is in the game, though the lack of mention of it anywhere seems to indicate that it might not be. We will update when we get a definitive answer. As well, the game is not available in the US, as it’s only available in the international Xperia Play-specific store. There’s also no word on a US or general Android release of the game yet. However, with the Xperia Play coming to more carriers in the US, it could continue to be a major player with Android gaming, or at least Sony Ericsson is definitely pushing to make the platform a viable contender with the Android gaming scene. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is available for international Xperia Play devices for Â£5.