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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. (Battlefield 4, PC, PS3, PS4, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

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R00bot  +   1056d 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.
mcstorm  +   1056d 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.
R00bot  +   1056d 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!).
Arai  +   1056d 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?
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KyRo  +   1056d 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...
Mecca4  +   1056d ago
Zombie u and Mario u are two of the best games u ever played???? Lol what
Studio-YaMi  +   1056d 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.
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guitarded77  +   1056d ago
Here's the thing about the PS4 and 720... THEY ARE x86 ARCHITECTURE!!!!!!!!! The code will be almost exactly the same as PC!!!
mcstorm  +   1056d 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.
lizard81288  +   1056d ago
EA is still butthurt
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.
SilentNegotiator  +   1056d 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.
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PopRocks359  +   1056d 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.
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SilentNegotiator  +   1055d ago
I'm sorry that you see my introduction of logic and calling fanboys "fanboys" as "attacks"
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MariaHelFutura  +   1056d 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_Jamal  +   1056d 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.
MariaHelFutura  +   1056d ago
Technically and technology are two different things.....
sitharrefus  +   1056d ago

Actually the Wii U is next gen, since its better than its predecessor....
pixelsword  +   1055d 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?
TemplarDante  +   1056d 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-YaMi  +   1056d 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.
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Tei777  +   1056d ago
This argument is so tired... Why does anyone care how the media refer to the Wii U? Its not going to change anything.
josephayal  +   1056d ago
I agree with you, I think the PS4 and Xbox720 will not be much more powerful than the WiiU
hobohunterz  +   1056d ago
Lol? They already are what are you talking about..
stragomccloud  +   1056d 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.
lifesanrpg  +   1056d ago
The Wii U isn't considered part of the "next-gen" because its graphics are that of a current gen system.
_QQ_  +   1056d 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.
shutUpAndTakeMyMoney  +   1056d 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.
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Donnieboi  +   1056d 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).
DwightOwen  +   1056d 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.
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Donnieboi  +   1055d 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.
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Muffins1223  +   1056d 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
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lilbroRx  +   1056d ago
Its sad that you got so many disagrees for this.

Article like this are pure trash. That is no accident.
Kamikaze135  +   1055d 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.
RyuCloudStrife  +   1055d ago
HELLOWWWW???? Because the Wii-U is NOT Next-Gen. Are you living under a rock?
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spicelicka  +   1055d 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.
TheSaint  +   1055d ago
Don't hate the Wii U I just think it's a weak console, that's all.
DigitalSmoke  +   1055d 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.
blackstrr411  +   1056d ago
Wii and WiiU's is just like iphone4 and 4s. Same thing with a few changes
MariaHelFutura  +   1056d ago
That's not true. If anything, that comparison is more relevant to the Gamecube and Wii.
ShugaCane  +   1056d ago
Still, I had infinately more fun with the GC than I will ever have with an Iphone.
TemplarDante  +   1056d 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.
torchic  +   1056d ago
that's not true.

Wii U is a significant increase over Wii. iPhone 4s has incremental changes over iPhone 4.
Kos-Mos  +   1055d ago
Stupid comparison only the teens would give agree`s to. No further comments needed.
R00bot  +   1056d 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....
m2stech  +   1056d ago
WiiU release coincided with next gens, but itself is not next-gen...period...i miss old nintendo days when they had core games!
sandman224  +   1056d 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.
MariaHelFutura  +   1056d ago
Anyone who thinks this isn't coming to the PS4 and 720 is actually insane....
extermin8or  +   1055d ago
Swear some exec already said he'd seen ps4 version running and it was same as pc version and looked amazing??
Neonridr  +   1056d ago
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.
MariaHelFutura  +   1056d ago
It's not just EA, a lot of big name games are just skipping the Wii U.
PopRocks359  +   1056d ago
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.
Tuoanonymous  +   1056d ago
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.
hesido  +   1055d ago
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:

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.
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d0nT wOrrY  +   1056d ago
No PS4 release = No buy for me.
PockyKing  +   1056d ago
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.
chukamachine  +   1056d ago
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.
Intentions  +   1056d ago
TBH it seems too early for battlefield 4 for me.
Zool 08  +   1056d ago
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.
ISNeko  +   1056d ago
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.
sak500  +   1056d ago
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".
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stragomccloud  +   1056d ago
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.
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D_RoyJenkins  +   1056d ago
lmao you sound like an avid nintendrone
lilbroRx  +   1055d ago
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.
GABRIEL1030  +   1056d ago
I will not buy Battlefield 4 for the actual consoles
Sevir  +   1056d ago
Meh, people shouls stop complaining
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.
stragomccloud  +   1056d ago
PC for me.
mochachino  +   1056d ago
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
THEMIGHTYDOOVDE  +   1056d ago
Agreed, Wii 2 would spark in the heads of EVERY casual Wii owner!
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Moncole  +   1056d ago
They probably didnt put the consoles in the source code so they can announce them later.
AnotherProGamer  +   1056d ago
EA said they are "placeholders" until its revealed
isyourhouseonfire  +   1056d ago
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.
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LOL_WUT  +   1056d ago
Sucks for Wii U owners but, if this isn't released on the 720 and PS4 then whats the point of making it? ;)
towelie1288  +   1056d ago
pc all the way with bf4
everything else is just wrong
jcnba28  +   1056d ago
I don't want this game on Wii U. This and COD are ruining the industry.
ARESWARLORD  +   1056d ago
I don't care just give me my Homefront 2 on wii u and all is well
THEMIGHTYDOOVDE  +   1056d ago
'no mention of next-gen or Wii U'........
Nafon  +   1056d ago
It says "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." BF4 hasn't been released, so it obviously hasn't won any awards yet. This is talking about BF3.
hesido  +   1055d ago
Oh, you beat me to it, half a day ago.

Anyway, it is simply copied from Battlefield 3 website:

The page's description in the source is exactly the same, accept it says Battlefield 3.
g2gshow  +   1056d ago
if bf4 comes out on the ps3 an xbox360 it will come out for the wiiu if not why waste the time or money nintendo knew this would happen if the cared they would have built a more powerful system it's the year of Luigi who need anything els lol don't worry be happy
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