Activision and Glu Mobile announced a partnership yesterday that will allow Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Tony Hawk: Ride, Guitar Hero 5, Blur, and Crash: Mutant Island to mobile phones. The iPhone is not among the mobile phones that will be getting the games, despite it being the obvious best fit phone to suit the games. If you own an Android, Blackberry, BREW, J2ME, or Windows Mobile phone then you will be able to purchase these games once they release.
How exactly are gamers supposed to play a game like Call of Duty on a mobile phone? Even with a touch screen it wouldn’t be very realistic to just point to shoot. A game like Guitar Hero 5 would be a better match with some sort of bluetooth DS type handheld buttons.
If you are an iPhone owner, don’t rule out these games coming for sure. Activision has expressed great interest in developing games for the iPhone already. Glu Mobile is only creating for these limited phones, but another company could receive the rights to create and publish versions for the iPhone as well. Expect these versions to launch around a month after the console versions of these games come out.