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Submitted by Rearden 904d ago | rumor

Battlefield 3 canceled on Wii U, Battlefield 4 is coming

According to a report, EA has canceled Battlefield 3 on the Wii U and is instead bringing BF4 on the platform. (Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Dice, EA, Wii U)

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mike1up  +   904d ago
If you build it, they will come...
stuntman_mike  +   903d ago
Keep Kevin Costner away from my WiiU.
shackdaddy  +   904d ago
I probably wouldn't have bought BF3 a third time just for screen controls anyway.

Probably a good business decision on EA's part...
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Hisiru  +   904d ago
EA would have profit even with 100k sales, so I don't think it's a good decision.

100.000 copies x $30 = 3 million in revenue (Ubisoft is saying WiiU ports costs around 1M) and it would probably sell more than 100k.
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mike1up  +   904d ago
Agreed, EA would have made good money porting BF3 to the WiiU, especially during the holiday season. After hearing about the "lazy" Madden port, however, I think that this is a good move by EA.

If the news were reversed, and they were just now confirming BF3, EA MIGHT have to rush the game to make the launch window. BF4 arriving in 2013, would only make a "rushed" schedule worse and the WiiU might get a bad reputation. Could you imagine buying BF3 for the WiiU, only to have BF4 announced 6 months, or so, later?

In the long, I think that this is the smart move.
RockmanII7  +   904d ago
It's a good move, you're not thinking about all the potential BF4 WiiU sales that would have been lost because the person just bought BF3 the year before. It's safe to assume anyone who would have bought BF3 a year after its release for WiiU would be willing to buy BF4 the year it releases for WiiU.
dcbronco  +   904d ago
They would have spent half that or more on marketing. Taxes would have eaten the other half.
doctorstrange  +   904d ago
Why'd you buy it the second time?
shackdaddy  +   904d ago
Well, my GPU and HDD somehow broke at the same time right before the game released so I just bought it for my Xbox until I got everything fixed...
dcbronco  +   904d ago
Shackdaddy

Either someone believes you're lying about your computer breaking or your girlfriend is upset with you.

Not sure how you got a disagree on that.
DeadlyFire  +   903d ago
I bought it on PS3 and PC to compare and by far PC version destroys it all across the board, but its still fun on both systems. Even though the PC version feels like it wasn't fully fleshed out the way it should have been. I hope DICE makes everything right in Battlefield 4.
greenpowerz  +   904d ago
I don't think any BF game would work with screen controls. It's the most stupid idea for this genre I have ever seen. Of course 3rd party games are not always going to use one of the biggest gimmicks in the history of gaming.

I wish I could express my opinion on the tablet controller better because I sound like a rabid scared anti nintendo fanboy. But in reality I'm insulted by this cheap move to keep consumers from buying kinect and future kinects.
The no rumble PR and inaction followed by the sixaxis save face ploy(gimmick) was even less offensive.
yabhero  +   904d ago
You ARE a anti-Nintendo fanboy...
Do I need to show every one the links. You say this WiiUPad idea is stupid on SEVERAL articles...
but then you praise SmartGlass ... REALLY?
TekoIie  +   904d ago
"I don't think any BF game would work with screen controls".

So dont use 'em! Why are you so against the touchpad? BF games could use the touch pad for a tac com, mini Map and switching position in vehicles.

Some games can make the pad a requirement for gameplay while others can use it for convenience.
DeadlyFire  +   903d ago
Well if you think about it a proper BF 3 port would probably take until Mid 2013 to release anyway. If Battlefield 4 is launching in Fall 2013.
LX-General-Kaos  +   904d ago
I tip my hat to EA games for providing the millions of Nintendo Elite Supporters another AAA quality experience to go along with the already loaded arsenal of godlike gaming experiences. Day one purchase for me and likely many others on the Nintendo Wii U entertainment system.

Hopefully EA blesses us with us with new innovations with the superior tablet control functions. Functions that come as standard with each and every platform sold to the consumer. Likely giving the player complete battlefield control over kaotic situations at all times. Things are looking mighty positive for Nintendo supporters.

Have a blessed day and happy gaming.

Rated E For Everyone
Stop trolling its getting annoying.
mike1up  +   904d ago
I bet if you commented on what you had for breakfast these fools would cry Troll.

You should start charging money for the "stop trolling bandwagon".

FYI:

I think that I understand now, and feel badly for asking you to post more.
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LX-General-Kaos  +   904d ago
http://n4g.com/news/1053119...

It just shows that I have a new best friend.

I also hope to see him as well take advantage of the new control functions of the Nintendo Wii U entertainment systems unique new interface.

He can say what he wishes about me. As long as he has an amazing experience with the Nintendo version of Battlefield 4 online.

Rated E for Everyone
Dark11  +   904d ago
"Nintendo Elite Supporters "

By that you mean 5 to 14 years old kids?
PopRocks359  +   904d ago
Or anyone who happens to like Nintendo, which believe it or not can range to an age above 14. This must come as a real shock to you.
Puddlejumper75  +   904d ago
Whats funny is the person that usually says that falls into that age bracket themselves.

Who would God of Wars quick time sex scenes appeal to? An adult who can actually get some or a teenager who cant but dreams of it?
Dark11  +   904d ago
@PopRocks359

sure some of the Nintendo Supporters are adults
but most of them are kids and you can't deny that!
mike1up  +   904d ago
I'm 30, but I wish that I was 14.

...Not really, but at least I could be 21 again.

By your comment, I am guessing that you have yet to finish high school. Hopefully your prejudice is just a phase.

Anyways, enjoy your youth while you have it.
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Bonerrr  +   904d ago
I thought all kiddies bought into Nintendo? at least that was the case with the Wii.....
RockmanII7  +   904d ago
Pretty much everyone bought a Wii, it's just that for the most part all the go to games weren't on it so a vast majority of people who could afford multiple consoles used their PS3 and/or Xbox instead while others who were locked with one system (5-14 age range would make sense, too young to get a job and in turn get money for more systems) had no choice to stick with it. Nintendo games themselves are made so 4 year olds and 40 year olds can enjoy them, on face value they may look like games for little kids but the more you live the more you learn not to take things for face value.
phantomexe  +   904d ago
LX-General i agree with you on somethings but you are creepy in the way you praise nintendo. All your comments are so alike. There is know way you agree with everything that comes nintendos way.
LOL_WUT  +   904d ago
Funny how LX-General wasn't around when Nintendo had that boring E3 conference he was nowhere to be seen.

But back on topic this is definitely some good news to hear, lets just hope EA puts a lot of effort and doesn't just port it to make a quick buck.
AO1JMM  +   904d ago
PC is where it is at but if they use the controller and nintendo network in some interesting ways I might also buy this version as well.

If this is even true that is...
yoyo12121  +   904d ago
PC fag
CarlosX360  +   904d ago
Would've made a nice launch title for Wii U. Bummer.
PopRocks359  +   904d ago
Not such a bad trade, methinks.
Bonerrr  +   904d ago
LMFAO! Oh well, back to the PC version.
Rockoman16  +   904d ago
Ok?! σ__________◘
Shok  +   904d ago
Smart move on their part.
slavish  +   904d ago
ps360 versions would be better anyway, damn!
Puddlejumper75  +   904d ago
The fear PS3/360 guys are experiencing is a good sign as to how well the Wii U will do.

It's got them frightened and trying to attack it in any way possible even if they have to contradict themselves or look like complete morons in the process. Nothing matters to them because their fear is too great for them to think rationally
WeskerChildReborned  +   904d ago
I wouldn't mind as long as a BF game is coming to Wii U.
ozstar  +   904d ago
I think EA know that if people aren't interested in an ME3 port, or Batman port, a year after release, they'll likely not be as interested in BF3.

I think releasing the Wii U version as close to release on other consoles is the smartest decision.
stragomccloud  +   904d ago
Probably a good move. I already have the game for PC.
fatstarr  +   903d ago
way better choice financially
cuz no one was gona buy the game again

best to bring the future than the past.
it will make wiiu relevant than a rehash machine.
capcock  +   901d ago
makes too much sense. Everybody who wants BF3 already have it on a current platform, no one would wait for the wii U version. I don't like how BF4 is already announched, it feels like they are going the CoD route with new games released each year. Games like BF deserves more than 1.5 year development cycle.
RegorL  +   901d ago
I would expect MoH WF to be ported instead.
Almost the same work
- porting the engine (same, MoH WF does probably have some news)
- copying data (BF3 with all DLC v. MoH WF and future DLC)
- play-test and other QA (same)
- manufacture (same)

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