Electronic Arts (EA) along with the in-flight entertainment company DTI Software announced a plan today to provide multiple airlines with in-flight versions of their games. This will be largely headlined by the popular Sims 2 game, while other titles will be those pulled from EA’s Pogo.com.
The Pogo.com titles available at the launch of this program will be Poppit, Word Whomp, Phlinx, Tri-Peaks Solitaire, Harvest Mania, Tumble Bees, Great Escapes Solitaire and Turbo 21. Pogo.com was acquired by EA in 2001.
DTI Software is reportedly partnering with 60 airlines, many of which are international. Other video game companies, including Atari, Hasbro, and Jamdat already provide games for in-flight entertainment.
In-flight entertainment is becoming a crucial part of the business, so adding to their collection of options is clearly a benefit. Airlines like Virgin Atlantic and JetBlue use their personal television and music services, while others must seek third-party sources.