Battlefield 4 site source code reveals platforms, no mention of next-gen or Wii U

A string of text included within the source code of Battlefield 4's official website appears to have confirmed formats for DICE's upcoming first-person shooter - but there's no mention of next-gen platforms or Wii U.

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R00bot2009d ago

I'm sorry, but why is the Wii U not considered part of the "next-gen" in the title of this story? Is the Wii U not in the generation after the current generation therefore making it "next-gen"?

I just noticed that they said "no mention of next-gen or wii u" , putting the wii u in a different category to the other consoles of it's own generation.

mcstorm2009d ago

That's well said. A lot of hate around the WiiU at the moment and I don't know why. Ive had mine since day 1 and I think its a very good console. Ok its not had any games that show off what it can do yet but ZombieU and MarioU are two of the best games I played last year.

R00bot2009d ago

I agree that the wii u hasn't had many good games that actually showcase what the console can do yet, but I think once Nintendo starts coming out with their big franchises (Metroid, 3D mario, Zelda, Star Fox...?) we'll see the console doing some good graphics AND using the gamepad well (hopefully!).

Arai2009d ago (Edited 2009d ago )

Competition/more choices is good for everyone.
As it also makes way for more innovation all around.

On-topic: so if we go by this "article" then there won't be a PS4 version either...I see.
EA loves their money, so who are we kidding?

KyRo2009d ago

While I don't dislike the Wii U, there are just a lack of good games for system that I can't already play on my PS3/360.

You can't think its just Nintendo getting hammered by negative press either. The Amount of PS3 doom and gloom articles that have appeared here over the years way surpass anything the Wii U. Even hours after the PS4 reveal we had hate articles.

I think Nintendo have a identity crisis with the Wii U if I'm honest. I've asked my family and work colleagues, who are nothing more than casual gamers what the Wii U is and they thought it was a new game...

Mecca42009d ago

Zombie u and Mario u are two of the best games u ever played???? Lol what

Studio-YaMi2009d ago (Edited 2009d ago )

Super Mario Bros U was really good,Zombie U on the other hand was just awful,I have the game & I stopped playing it after suffering with the broken fighting system.

guitarded772009d ago

Here's the thing about the PS4 and 720... THEY ARE x86 ARCHITECTURE!!!!!!!!! The code will be almost exactly the same as PC!!!

mcstorm2009d ago

@Mecca4 I never said ever played I said played last year. My game of last year was Forza Horizon but I really enjoyed MarioU and ZombieU as they offered something different.

lizard812882009d ago

That Nintendo did not go through with the Origins deal. Ever since then, EA has been canceling games left and right or not supporting it at all.

Pretty childish of EA.

SilentNegotiator2009d ago (Edited 2009d ago )

Wii U being lumped in with the other currently released consoles isn't some sort of insult.

Cut the Nintendo victim crap out. You're really reaching here.

PopRocks3592009d ago (Edited 2009d ago )


If you would stop attacking people, maybe they wouldn't feel the need to "play the victim." Seriously, what is your problem? You were attacking someone by starting with "You Nintendo fanboys" in a previous article here. You're part of the problem you yourself keep complaining about.

On-topic, this doesn't surprise me. I half expected BF4 to be a 360/PS3 game. But then they may wind up porting it to the future consoles as well. Maybe a lame duck port for the Wii U as well? Eh. It's EA. At which point I doubt it.

SilentNegotiator2008d ago (Edited 2008d ago )

I'm sorry that you see my introduction of logic and calling fanboys "fanboys" as "attacks"

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MariaHelFutura2009d ago

The Wii U is technically a next-gen Nintendo system. BUT (and it's a big one) Nintendo has choosen to be in a different category, so people can't be mad when others view them that way.

Good_Guy_Jamal2009d ago

Actually the WiiU is TECHNICALLY not a next gen console since technically it is vastly inferior. Rather it is ideologically a next gen console.

MariaHelFutura2009d ago

Technically and technology are two different things.....

sitharrefus2009d ago


Actually the Wii U is next gen, since its better than its predecessor....

pixelsword2009d ago

The $64.000 question is: was the Wii controller and scant graphical advances of the Wii good enough to be considered "next-gen" over the game cube?

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TemplarDante2009d ago

Wii U is next gen by date of release and its projected years it will be on sale.
By spec, it should be listed on the site next to PS3, Xbox 360 , Wii U

Studio-YaMi2009d ago (Edited 2009d ago )

I actually agree,next gen includes (PS4-next xbox-Wii U),yes the Wii U isn't as powerful as the PS4 or the next Xbox so yea,the Wii U to me is in the same situation of the Wii when it was compared to the PS3 & Xbox 360.

Tei7772009d ago

This argument is so tired... Why does anyone care how the media refer to the Wii U? Its not going to change anything.

josephayal2009d ago

I agree with you, I think the PS4 and Xbox720 will not be much more powerful than the WiiU

hobohunterz2009d ago

Lol? They already are what are you talking about..

stragomccloud2009d ago

Anyway, the only reason why Nintendo might not get this game(I don't think they will even though EA said they were developing it) is because of the current state of relations between EA and Nintendo.

lifesanrpg2009d ago

The Wii U isn't considered part of the "next-gen" because its graphics are that of a current gen system.

_QQ_2009d ago

i agree, but i think by next gen they refer to the unannounced and unreleased consoles, because technically wiiu is current gen, as the ps4/720 will be when they release.

shutUpAndTakeMyMoney2009d ago (Edited 2009d ago )

I'm sorry but why should BF4 be held back? Also if people won't buy cod on wiiU then why would they even want bf4? wiiU is a waste of time imo.

Just let nintnedo drop their 1st party games.

What if bf4 uses 2gb+ ram? why would you want a wiiU version? It only has 1 gb ram for games.

Donnieboi2009d ago

Because Wii U is not next gen technologically. Just because it is new doesn't mean it can compete with real next gen TECH. If being new was good enough, then I guess Ouya is next gen too by those standards (lol).

DwightOwen2009d ago (Edited 2009d ago )

Do you even know the definition of the word "generation"?

Power has no bearing on what generation a console belongs to. If you insist on basing your argument on power, then NONE of the consoles coming are technically "next-gen", as they are already rocking underpowered, outdated hardware based by what is currently available on the market.

Donnieboi2009d ago (Edited 2009d ago )

@ Dwight: Yeah well ok whatever u gotta tell yourself. Play naive all u want, and play with the definition of generation all you want, but the Wii U is not next gen, it's a current gen console that arrived LATE in the generation. Ps4 and 720 will announce ACTUAL next gen T.E.C.H.N.O.L.O.G.Y.

Oh and if u wanna say that Ps4 and 720 are not spectacular because better tech exists (in pc's) then fine, I'll say that's fair, but were talking about affordable consoles, so if ps4 is not impressive compared to pc, then Wii U is certainly in trouble when compared. Hell it's barely better than ps3.

Check mate.

Muffins12232009d ago (Edited 2009d ago )

Technically it is but hardware wise its not and it wont look next gen when the next xbox and ps4 come out,trust me lol

lilbroRx2009d ago

Its sad that you got so many disagrees for this.

Article like this are pure trash. That is no accident.

Kamikaze1352009d ago

Because the Wii U is Nintendo's current gen system. It's already been released. The PS4 and Xbox 720 haven't been released yet.

RyuCloudStrife2009d ago

HELLOWWWW???? Because the Wii-U is NOT Next-Gen. Are you living under a rock?

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spicelicka2009d ago

Well it has nothing to with Wii-U hate. Regardless of what gen Wii-U is classified as, it shares most games with current gen consoles with minor differences.

Battlefield 4 on the Wii-U would be essentially the same as the ones on ps3 and 360. For ps4 and the next xbox battlefield 4 would be a "nex-gen" game so to speak. Just because the Wii-U is nex-gen in it's own lineage doesn't mean it's multi-platform games are.

TheSaint2009d ago

Don't hate the Wii U I just think it's a weak console, that's all.

DigitalSmoke2009d ago

Because its not, its last generation type of console hardware.
Nintendo can't keep half arsing their hardware and expect to be in the same league as Sony or even MS for that matter.

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blackstrr4112009d ago

Wii and WiiU's is just like iphone4 and 4s. Same thing with a few changes

MariaHelFutura2009d ago

That's not true. If anything, that comparison is more relevant to the Gamecube and Wii.

ShugaCane2009d ago

Still, I had infinately more fun with the GC than I will ever have with an Iphone.

TemplarDante2009d ago

Well, if Xbox 360 and PS3 outgunned a mid range gaming pc in 2006.
Wii U.. is about as much as a mid range gaming pc from 2006.

torchic2009d ago

that's not true.

Wii U is a significant increase over Wii. iPhone 4s has incremental changes over iPhone 4.

Kos-Mos2008d ago

Stupid comparison only the teens would give agree`s to. No further comments needed.

R00bot2009d ago

The wii u couldn't be any less like the wii.
Not sure if trolling, or stupid.

Well, I guess it could be less like the wii if it was a hovercar....

m2stech2009d ago

WiiU release coincided with next gens, but itself is not next-gen...period...i miss old nintendo days when they had core games!

sandman2242009d ago

There better be a ps4 version or I'm not buying the game. This is bullshi- I don't want a crap version of a game that we know looks amazing on PC/next gen console. I'm so getting a PC.