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.
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.
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.
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!).
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?
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...
Zombie u and Mario u are two of the best games u ever played???? Lol what
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.
Here's the thing about the PS4 and 720... THEY ARE x86 ARCHITECTURE!!!!!!!!! The code will be almost exactly the same as PC!!!
@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.
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.
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.
@SilentNegotiator 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.
I'm sorry that you see my introduction of logic and calling fanboys "fanboys" as "attacks"
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.
Actually the WiiU is TECHNICALLY not a next gen console since technically it is vastly inferior. Rather it is ideologically a next gen console.
Technically and technology are two different things.....
@Good_Guy_Jamal Actually the Wii U is next gen, since its better than its predecessor....
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?
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
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.
This argument is so tired... Why does anyone care how the media refer to the Wii U? Its not going to change anything.
I agree with you, I think the PS4 and Xbox720 will not be much more powerful than the WiiU
Lol? They already are what are you talking about..
Agreed. 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.
The Wii U isn't considered part of the "next-gen" because its graphics are that of a current gen system.
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.
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.
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).
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.
@ 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.
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
Its sad that you got so many disagrees for this. Article like this are pure trash. That is no accident.
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.
HELLOWWWW???? Because the Wii-U is NOT Next-Gen. Are you living under a rock?
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.
Don't hate the Wii U I just think it's a weak console, that's all.
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.
Wii and WiiU's is just like iphone4 and 4s. Same thing with a few changes
That's not true. If anything, that comparison is more relevant to the Gamecube and Wii.
Still, I had infinately more fun with the GC than I will ever have with an Iphone.
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.
that's not true. Wii U is a significant increase over Wii. iPhone 4s has incremental changes over iPhone 4.
Stupid comparison only the teens would give agree`s to. No further comments needed.
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....
WiiU release coincided with next gens, but itself is not next-gen...period...i miss old nintendo days when they had core games!
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.
Anyone who thinks this isn't coming to the PS4 and 720 is actually insane....
Swear some exec already said he'd seen ps4 version running and it was same as pc version and looked amazing??
Maybe with a new person at the helm of EA they won't be so blinded by petty differences and actually forge a relationship with Nintendo.
It's not just EA, a lot of big name games are just skipping the Wii U.
True, though supposedly EA's the only company that is making the choice out of spite as oppose to the idea that they cannot make games that will sell on the platform. The guys doing Dead Island said they could get their new content to run on the platform, but it wasn't worth the endeavor. I assume this was from a financial standpoint, so in that regard I think there is a difference.
Because if EA wrote "On PS4", then everyone would say "lolol no neXtbox", and they can hardly list the next Xbox because that would surely require them to name the damn thing. Oh, and because if it said "coming to next-gen" then it would insinuate it would be coming to the Wii U, which it might well not.
True, and: "Find the latest news, videos, and trailers for Battlefield 4, EA and DICE's award-winning first-person-shooter available for Xbox 360, PS3, and PC," I think a the web-developer simply copied from existing promo material of Battlefield 3. Last time I checked, Battlefield 4 didn't win any awards! And it doesn't even try to mean "latest installment of the award winning series" for some of you who would object. It is simply copied and replaced from Battlefield 3. Update: Ok, here's another evidence backing up my copy / paste claim: Check out: http://www.battlefield.com/... The source says: Find the latest news, videos, and trailers for Battlefield 3, EA and DICE's award-winning first-person-shooter available for Xbox 360, PS3, and PC.
No PS4 release = No buy for me.
It'll be on PS4, sure it's just placeholder stuff etc. Actually, in the press conference call for the PS4, pretty sure they already said it was on the pS4.
Considering people who work for E.A have seen it running on PS4 already stated it looks amazing. Of course there is a PS4 version of it.
TBH it seems too early for battlefield 4 for me.
The PS4 or 720 does not exist yet (I mean in PS4's case as in console ready and final specs wise, the next XBOX yet to be announced), As for Wii u Technically a next generation console it just seems to me third parties developers are just not interested in supporting the platform. Maybe during the E3 event, Battlefield 4 could possibly be shown on all next gen consoles.
I love all the comments saying they won't buy it if its not nextgen. As if the ps3 and 360 suddenly are the worst consoles ever and we just won't have it.
Wii u may be released in "next gen" window but it's hardware is current genish like 360 / ps3. SO it cant be actually "next gen".
I'm really sick of the whole Wii U is not next gen thing. Next gen has nothing to do with hardware; although, even in the hardware department, the Wii U meets that criteria. The CPU is packing a huge amount of expensive eDRAM and the GPU is a really great custom job. The problem is that console gamers have no idea what they are talking about and are looking at shoddy rushed port jobs to judge the console by, which is downright stupid to say the least. But then again, this is N4G, fanboy central. The odds of actually finding intelligent people with intelligent opinions is like looking for a needle in a haystack.
lmao you sound like an avid nintendrone
No, he just sounds like someone who actually has some common sense and looked at the fact and details instead of slamming the console based on nothing more than it being a Nintendo product while insulting and bashing anyone who doesn't hate Nintendo and worship Sony.
I will not buy Battlefield 4 for the actual consoles
The source code is no confirmation that next gen versions of the game don't exist. EA already said they showed off Battlefield 4 to It's Share holders and Retail partners on PC, And PS4. And we Know that they've been working on the game for well over 2 and a half years on the PC and current gens with Next Gen versions probably being started on in January 2012 when MS had the Durango summit in London and Sony later that year. As for the Wii-U its a next generation Nintendo console that's also an 8rh gen hardware, the problem is its completely a Generation behind the PS4 and the soon to be announced New Xbox.. its Specs make it closely in line with a PS3/360 with a little more Ram. People can call it what the want but in terms of power, the Wii-U is hardly Next Gen.
PC for me.
The average consumer probably doesn't even know that the Wii U is any different than Wii. They probably just think its another version of Wii with a different controller. Should have named it Wii 2
Agreed, Wii 2 would spark in the heads of EVERY casual Wii owner!
They probably didnt put the consoles in the source code so they can announce them later.
EA said they are "placeholders" until its revealed
The Wii-U is current gen, which is why it released in the current gen. The Wii U was created to help Nintendo close the gap on the current gen after the original Wii failed in the hardcore gaming area. The Wii U certainly did close that gap but, again, its current gen.