It’s only been a few months since Hasbro complained about the Scrabulous application on Facebook, and finally there’s a properly licensed Scrabble application on Facebook, produced by Electronic Arts. The problem is, that most Scrabble aficionados are still playing Scrabulous, and probably unlikely to make the switch.
The thing is, this new version of Scrabble is going to have some constraints due to the way Scrabble is licensed. Only Facebook members in the U.S. and Canada will be able to play each other, so if I had a friend who worked for a New York Moving Company, I wouldn’t be able to play Scrabble against him using this new version. So, even if Hasbro manages to shut down Scrabulous, I’m not really going to be rushing to use EA’s application.