Mobile 3D games heat up

Apr 11 2005 - 04:03 PM ET | In The News
MarketWatch has an interesting article on the state of mobile 3D games. With VCast as a distribution method, Verizon Wireless has created a steady income stream by selling 3D titles. With prices up to $8 per game, gaming is a serious business for wireless carriers looking to subsidize highly competitive airtime fees. With the increased creative options that 3D affords, developers are facing higher costs: bq. Developing 3D games can run in the neighborhood of $500,000 on the low end and $1 million to $2 million on the high end, a far cry from the $20,000 or so required to develop the simplest games, according to industry executives

"When you get to a fully rendered 3D world, it's limitless, only bound by how big you want to make the game," said Walsh.