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What 'Star Wars' with Electronic Arts means and what about the Wii U?

XMNR: Disney announced an exclusive deal with Electronic Arts on Monday to bring games based on the Star Wars movies to the PS4, next Xbox and PC. The news definitely has ramifications for the console market including the likelihood that Nintendo's Wii U is left on the outside looking in yet again.

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majiebeast1177d ago (Edited 1177d ago )

"unprecedented partnership"

Thats all that needs to be said. The WiiU support from EA has actually been worse then with the Gamecube so far, so its unprecedented in that regard.

Who knows if it was a fallout between EA and Nintendo over certain issues thats. Or if EA just doesnt want to waste resources on a port with gamepad features, you cant say EA games have been selling very well on the WiiU.

LOL_WUT1177d ago (Edited 1177d ago )

Well, if BF4 is not coming to the Wii U then it wouldn't surprise me if this doesn't either.

Besides I'm pretty sure all them Wii U owners would rather play this on their PC... ;)

Whymii1176d ago (Edited 1176d ago )

I suggest you look up Schadenfreude. It explains why you post on every remotely negative article on the wii u. I suppose you think you're clever, but really you're just a troll with nothing better to do. You have my pity.

Me, I'm off playing Bioshock Infinite on the PC, Gears of War on the 360, Journey on the PS3 and Lego City on the Wii u. No system's perfect, but they all manage to entertain me enough that I don't need to pick on each one's short comings.

quantae061176d ago

EA left out the Infinity Engine on Madden, and Madden has serious online issues on Wii U. Mass Effect Trilogy was announced on 360/PS3 when Wii U got Mass Effect 3. It's no wonder the EA games aren't selling on Wii U. Poor support from EA! The EA Origin deal fallout with Nintendo was no joke to EA. Even if the install base was larger for Wii U right now, a lot of Wii U owners wouldn't support EA when they put out half butt ports, or announce trilogy's on other consoles after only one sequal of the series gets released on the Wii U.

Maddens Raiders1176d ago

"The news definitely has ramifications for the console market including the likelihood that Nintendo's Wii U is left on the outside looking in yet again."

good grief, this system just can't catch a break.

DeadlyFire1176d ago (Edited 1176d ago )

Frostbite 2 = Need for Speed: Most Wanted U. An EA game on the WiiU.

So yes it will likely come to WiiU. Maybe not in full fleshed Frostbite 3, but Frostbite 2 on WiiU doesn't look bad at all considering its using all PC assets and textures.

Star Wars wouldn't skip WiiU.

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Donnieboi1177d ago

Why aren't any Wii U games (or at least not many) using the Wii-mote? Imagine Star Wars with the Wii-mote (and wii-motion-plus for added accuracy) and using it as a light sabre (and nunchuck for navigation).

Also, the Wii game pad could still be used too for menu's, and perhaps controlling ships/millenium falcon.

Even if EA doesn't wanna invest time making features exclusive to the Wii-mote and touch screen of the game pad, they can consolidate that by also allowing these same features on similar tech (PS Move, Cell Phones (both ps4 and 720 will be using cell-phones as second screens), etc.

Seriously, something like that should have been thought up by now, especially the idea of using Wii-mote/Ps move as a precise light sabre, and shooter in a FULL FLEDGED star wars game.

brewin1177d ago (Edited 1177d ago )

EA will definitely support the U once it gains a stronger intsall base. They simply dont want to waste resources in the shift to next gen. Im willing to bet they dont release versions of this years sports games on the PS4 or next Xbox either for this year. New console owners are tired of getting gimped versions the first time out. Maybe EA will wise up and hold off the relese til next years version to include specific features and actually utilize the next gen power of the U, PS4 and Xbox 720.

Sharius1176d ago

or worst, they will put cross-play version of their game in both PS and xbox and FORGET to spare one for WiiU

nikrel1177d ago

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