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EA Has No Games in Development For Nintendo's Wii U

"We have no games in development for the Wii U currently," company spokesperson Jeff Brown told Kotaku yesterday. He did not rule out the chances of EA developing for the Wii U again. EA publishes many of gaming's biggest franchises, including Madden, The Sims, and Battlefield. (Wii U)

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Lior   929d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(3)
NYC_Gamer  +   929d ago
Nintendo fans don't care anyway though
miyamoto  +   929d ago
translation: they did not care for Dead Space on Wii anyway. this problem goes way back there. and now EA and Nintendo settled it once and for all. Next will be Activision.
BeZdaBest  +   929d ago
honestly MOST company dont even try for nintendo..
they throw out a crappy port.. or a games with no dlc... and expect people to buy this...

make a great game and then if it dont sell... just pack it up...

dont be mad because nintendo aint let you do there online system...sore losers
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Skarlett   929d ago | Spam
LOL_WUT  +   929d ago
It's true the Nintendo diehards don't care and what's more saddening is that they act like there's some sort of conspiracy going on. Where's all the hate for Rockstar? Bethesda? And the other many developers excluding the Wii U? But yet Nintendo is not at fault...

Until Iwata decides to open up his checkbook and pay for 3rd party support I don't ever see this changing. ;)
MurDocINC  +   928d ago
Besides EA sports and battlefield, EA has nothing good left. By the time they do something, Wii U will be selling good and they'll be forced to support it.
scissor_runner  +   928d ago
This move will kill EA first not nintendo. no sega game sold 20 million in multiple franchises. EAs own milked franchises are not selling on pc also and origin is getting kicked in the teeth by steam. nintendo just eet their sights to high and tried to make deals with the next bug loser in publishing. first thq now EA.

some thing tells me EA is not ready for the next xbox or ps4. console gamers do not like battlefield or crytek. they will be waiting on more movie like games from sony and a better online service in live. so EA has no where to expand now that they can't aquire a new market.
SilentNegotiator  +   929d ago | Funny
One of the biggest publishers in the industry? Who needs 'em?!

Just give me Mario Kart 8 and some remastered Zelda.
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SegataSanshiro  +   928d ago
I speak for Sega in this site.I
Maddens Raiders  +   929d ago
Sega says hi.
PigPen  +   929d ago
Sega says Hi; to Sony first then looks at Nintendo.
lilbroRx  +   929d ago
Last I checked, SEGA produced a ton of million sellers on the Wii.

So yeah, SEGA says hi and I'm looking forward to what they have in store for the consle. So long as the Wii U has the support of good devs like SEGA, I see no problem.
Rainstorm81  +   929d ago
Yay Sega!!! Forget Rockstar or EA, Sega is here! They brought their awesome franchises like Bayonetta and Sonic of the dead and.....Aliens CM?.......o_O.......uh oh
SilentNegotiator  +   929d ago
Sega Dreamcast? They didn't have EA support, either.
BeZdaBest  +   929d ago
biggest difference between sega and nintendo is..that nintendo has been making a profit on systems sold up to the wiiu and sega was losing money on the sega cd,32x,saturn,... 3 fail ventures and ps2 sealed the deal for sega...

nintendo is gonna need like 5 gens losing money like sony was before they start feeling the pressure...and if all else fails...their still the undisputed king of handheld
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Tito08  +   929d ago
@ lilbroRx- Sega's million seller on Wii has being Mario & Sonic Olympics, why? because it has Mario in it, so of course the Nintendo fans/Fanboys will buy it in a heart beat, but the same cannot be said about The Conduit, Madworld, but Sega has being doing great on PS3 with Yakuza, PS360 in regards to multiplats like Vanquish, Sonic is what pretty much does great on Nintendo consoles, but everything else is pretty much out of the picture because of Nintendo's main demographic.
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-GametimeUK-  +   929d ago
I'm not bothered about this for one simple reason... It is very unlikely that EA would deliver a game that I want on the WiiU. By the time all next gen consoles come around all the multi plat games for the WiiU are just going to be so inferior compared to the next Xbox and Playstation. If EA was supporting WiiU they would only be giving the console watered down multi plats or spin off titles.

If I decide to get a WiiU it will be for the exclusives. Bad news for single console owners who only want the WiiU (I guess), but since I won't be restricting myself to one console it isn't much of an issue for me.
DA_SHREDDER  +   929d ago
yeah i cant imagine this being a permanent thing
Tito08  +   929d ago
An scenario that might occur, that's if EA supports Nintendo, they might get some sort of exclusivity, or simply get ports to existing PS360 games, & I wouldn't be surprised if other publishers follow suit, but I think, as long as Sony & Microsoft supports their current consoles, Wii U will have a hard time to sell on the market, I don't really think the Wii U pad will change anything, it's gonna take a couple of games that makes great use of that pad to turn the system around, & they better step up their game up in regards to 3rd parties.
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TheDivine  +   928d ago
I love the WiiU but I would never use it as my only or main console. Then again if it had all the multiplats I could actually see that. This is what keeps Nintendo consoles as complimentary systems vs main systems. GameCube was prob my fav console but I had a ps2 for big third party games. Wii had a dozen of my favorite games ever but I mainly gamed on a 360/ps3. I want a WiiU for Xenoblade 2, SMT, Fire Emblem, Metroid, Zelda, and other first party titles. The fact I can't play stuff like Dishonored, Metro Last Light, Fallout 4, Dark Souls 2, and others makes me keep my ps3 on and will make me purchase a ps4. If they were on wiiu I could hold off 3 or 4 years easily, I didn't get a ps3 until 4 years in.

Even if the games have a higher fidelity on other systems with the power and res were at these days its like playing on medium vs high settings (roughly speaking). I'd be fine with that honestly as most cross gen Ps4/Ps3 games will be fine on my ps3 for the foreseeable future. It's not like a sd wii vs HD ps3 its much closer this time. And as much as people downplay and hate EA they are a monster. Mass Effect, Dragon Age, Dead Space, Battlefield, Medal of Honor, and don't forget the highest selling games sport titles. Many people only buy sport titles and I know some that got a WiiU specifically for madden. Without those titles people will skip this system.

Sure all us gamers older than 14 will buy it anyways but it will still be complimentary. It will be another GameCube unless Nin do something. They turned the 3ds around but it took the best Nin first party lineup ever along with huge third party games people want like SMT4, MH4, RE exc. The 3ds thrived without COD and AC where the Vita fails even with those games but the difference is the 3ds replaces those titles with other exclusives I mentioned. The WiiU lacks both of those so far. Get multis or get big core franchises like MH, SMT, RE, FF, Tales exc.
ChickeyCantor  +   929d ago
Well they damn well should.

EA is a big publisher, it's not "a gamedeveloper". It houses tons of studios.

The more games a system has the healthier it is for business.
As much as I don't care too much for EA games. It's nothing to be happy about.
THamm  +   929d ago
Skartlett 100% correct, it's a shame yes, but so late to the cycle. Funny how Dreamcast was too early for it's time
PigPen  +   929d ago
Skartlett is 100% wrong. Most developers lost steam with the times. To tell you the truth, Fifa is the only game that I look at from EA. No Fifa for Wii U is fair enough, as I look to PES which I will probably purchase anyway. I knew there was no way the Wii could handle GTA 4, which took some sting out of the bite (although they could have ported older versions on Wii). No GTA 5 for Wii U is ugly, but I have my eyes on Watch Dogs. You see what happen there. I think there are enough people out there looking for something fresh. Nails in Wii U coffin, I have my opinion too and I disagree. The writing is on the wall, Sony is literally finished. Microsoft and Nintendo are more likely to outlast Sony. It is always a shame when it comes to Nintendo. Microsoft to face least favorable console for the first time ever, and never taste first. Sony selling buildings and Vita sells being on the market worldwide and over a year+. No shame for them, but always Nintendo right. I might buy one of the other consoles, and that can be a good thing. I am not rich, and if I don't it's fair game. No game is no sell right.
Spookshow  +   929d ago
Hear my prediction:

"And thus Nintendo took it upon themselves to create their own sports games, and so it happened, much like Nintendo hath done with Sony in the past, EA had just helped create their biggest competitor"

Seriously, EA has been sucking big time lately (bastards screwed DS3); I wouldn't mind to have another take on sports, be it Nintendo, 2k or anyone else. This sports monopoly has to die.
Rainstorm81  +   929d ago
I wholeheartedly agree......I need a NFL/NCAA game made by developers other than EA Sports/Tiburon
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McScroggz  +   928d ago
I don't see that happening. Sports games aren't exactly Nintendo's demographic, and to think they would create a studio to compete in a market they aren't catering to doesn't make sense.

Although, I do agree that there shouldn't be a monopoly on sports games because competition breeds ingenuity. At the same time, EA just couldn't hang with NBA2k and MLB The Show (though Sony exclusive) is clearly the dominant baseball sim. Sports games seem like they've become a one franchise series, and if you aren't developing the game with the market share then it's probably not profitable.
wampdog29  +   928d ago

People didn't see it happening during the NES era either because sports games weren't Nintendo's demographic, but they did indeed create sports games due to the lack of them...
wiiU is lame.
LAZL0-Panaflex  +   928d ago
Na na na na.... na na na na.. hey hey hey goodbye.
MYSTERIO360  +   928d ago
It seems that the only two main third party companys which are throwing the most support behind Nintendo is Ubisoft & Capcom.
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Anon1974  +   928d ago
I've got to say, this doesn't bode well. EA's the king of multi-console ports. EA would port a game to your fridge if they thought you would play. When even EA isn't developing for your platform, that should start sending off all sorts of alarm bells. I've always said, just wait. It's too early to write off the Wii-U yet. If a company like EA is passing though...that's a while different story.
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solidt12  +   928d ago
This is really Bad. I have never heard of EA not developing any games for a Nintendo platform.
Mounce  +   928d ago
Translation of NYC_Gamer:

Nintendo fans are generally ignorant of all things outside of what Nintendo makes themselves.
MostJadedGamer  +   928d ago
Very, very smart business decision by EA, and yes Nintendo fans do care because it effects how the industry views the console, and it makes other 3rd parties less likely to develop for it.

Remember Dreamcast. EA came out, and said we are not going to support the Dreamcast. That had a big impact on how people viewed the Dreamcast, and lead to the Dreamcast having a very short life.
DonFreezer  +   928d ago
Why should they care?Why does all the ps drones cry about Nintendo not paying to get developer support and when Microsoft does it they are evil and greedy?Just decide what you want.It's the butt hurt developers job to get the games to the Wii U not Nintendo's.Has Sony paid for 3rd party support?NO so the Wii U should receive the same anything less is black mail.Asking for Nintendo to open their checkbooks while Sony gets their games for free is just laughable.Do you think Nintendo are stupid to follow with black mailing policies Sony puts to the developers?
kirbyu  +   929d ago
lilbroRx  +   929d ago
You know you can't voice your disinterest in news about EA or any negative news about Nitnendo on N4G.

Nintendo haters want you to suddenly care about companies and games you didn't before whenever they speak negatively towards Nintendo and they want you to feel bad about not being able to buy games that you never wanted to buy before.

Like I've said in the past, someone show me the massive sells of EA games on Nintendo hardware that demonstrate where gamers who buy Nintendo hardware ever cared about EA, ever.

The only people who care about this news are people who don't normally buy and game on Nintendo products which makes no sense.
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McScroggz  +   928d ago
This SHOULD be disconcerting to Nintendo fans because it's narrowing the appeal of the Wii U even more, meaning less support from developers. Plus, variety is always a good thing. Unless you want to ONLY play Nintendo games on the Wii U, news like this should be worrisome. And, even if you have or plan to get multiple consoles, I'd personally still be troubled because it's forcing Nintendo into a specific corner of the gaming industry and who knows what ramifications might occur.

I've said it before, but if you definitely plan to own two or more consoles going forward then it's understandable why you would be apathetic. However, a lot of people only buy one console (at least for a while) and if you are in this category then things like this are irrefutably bad for Nintendo.
jc48573  +   929d ago
I don't even play EA games on any console.
LAZL0-Panaflex  +   928d ago
sway_z  +   929d ago
Harsh :/
yewles1  +   929d ago
Shok  +   929d ago
Indeed lol.
chadboban  +   929d ago
So the "unprecedented partnership" really was a load of crap after all. Something went sour between EA and Nintendo, I don't think anyone can deny that at this point.
cleft5  +   929d ago
Nintendo didn't allow EA to put their crappy Origins service integration on the WiiU. After that move, all of a sudden all the supposed corporation with Nintendo vanished. Honestly, if I had no intention of buying any big name EA title for the WiiU so I don't care.
torchic  +   928d ago
isn't that Origin thing one big conspiracy theory?
Gamesgbkiller  +   929d ago
Sad thing :(

I feel sorry for you Nintendo owners.

But you do own other consoles right ?

So no worry I think .
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kirbyu  +   929d ago
We Nintendo fans don't care about EA.
WeAreLegion  +   929d ago
Do you own any other consoles? I enjoy playing my Wii U every once in awhile, but I can't imagine using it as my main gaming device. The same goes for the 3DS. There's simply not enough quality content on either.

I play on my Wii U, PS3, Vita, and PC all the time. Guess which one I can do without...
tigertron  +   929d ago

Are you speaking for all Nintendo fans here?
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LOL_WUT  +   929d ago
It's not like you had a choice anyway if all you ever played on was on Nintendo consoles. ;)
imXify  +   929d ago
I care. I want to play all my FPS games will my fellow wiimote. Sadly I can't. The only game left is CoD I guess...
SweatyFlorida  +   929d ago
Whether you "Nintendo fans" care or not isn't really the issue.

Losing EA DOES NOT bode well for the Wii U. At this point the Wii U will suffer the same fate as the Gamecube, even with the upcoming big "N" games. Which isn't good for Nintendo.
AdvanceWarsSgt  +   928d ago

If you can't find quality titles on the 3DS, that's your own problem.

Seriously, LOLOLOLOL @ even attempting to compare the 3DS's library to the Wii U's library.
PigPen  +   929d ago
There it go again; "it's a shame, you feel sorry for Nintendo owners or Nintendo". Lol
AJBACK2FRAG  +   928d ago
I feel bad for gamers buying the same Madden game for the last eight years. I was recently writting about how the video game industry can be inbred and anemic. I was thinking of ea when I wrote it. (Perry Farrell originally called radio inbred and anemic sorry buddy.) Oh yeah the Sims those are great games, if your in a coma.
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saggysack79  +   929d ago
wow no games in development,is it just me or does that spell really bad news for nintendo.
shackdaddy  +   928d ago
People don't buy Nintendo consoles for EA games. It sucks, but it's definitely not as bad as say, EA dropping Microsoft hardware support.
BeZdaBest  +   929d ago
its not that big of a deal...ea has been sucking hard toward the end of this gen so are we really missing anything seriously...

i dont want to play games that nickle and dime me...

so basically what im saying is that ea quality have gone down alot...

so do we really need that/them....
ylwzx3  +   929d ago
I have no funds in my wallet for EA games.
lilbroRx  +   929d ago
Most Nintendo gamers never have, but we are still suppose to care about this for some reason given the slant of agrees to disagrees.

In my 20+ years of gaming, I've never bought a game developed by EA to my knowledge and, I've personally despised EA since the Dreamcast was released. I'd take 2K sport any day over theirs. Apparently I'm supposed to feel some kind of sadness about them not making more mediocrity for people to accidentally buy, though.
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PFFT  +   929d ago
So EA is still butthurt i see.
A7XEric  +   929d ago
So ea is butthurt about their games not doing well on the Wii U despite all they did was toss gamers a bunch of ports of games we have already played onto a new machine with a low install base. Great logic.
PFFT  +   928d ago
NO, they are butthurt at the fact that Nintendo refused EA's eShop take over.THUS is the main reason why EA removed all support for the system. EA is acting like an immature little bitch.
MasterCornholio  +   929d ago
Nintendo fans don't want 3rd party games anyways so this shouldn't affect them.

If you want 3rd party a superior next gen console (like the PS4 or a 720) and even a gaming PC will suit your needs.

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_QQ_  +   929d ago
The gaming PC should actually be the first thing to consider as third party games are superior on pc.
JP1369  +   929d ago
I don't even game on PC and I know that what you said is a fact. Better image quality, higher framerates and mods all mean the people that gave you the disagrees are delusional and probably started gaming this gen. Bubbles to counter the children.
TheFallenAngel  +   929d ago
I'm planning on buying a PS4 but I'm boycotting EA for not bringing games to my Wii U brothers.
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THamm  +   929d ago
Yes me too. I've been boycotting EA since the NFL fiasco. Their game aren't for me anyhow
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Moncole  +   929d ago
EA is a bad company anyways. Wii U owners will still get games from Ubisoft, Sega, Activision, a bunch of indie guys and a other devs.
Yodagamer  +   929d ago
Personally ea games don't interest me anymore the last one that did was dead space 2 and the NFS games
from the beach  +   929d ago
chadboban  +   929d ago
Depending on the games EA releases this may be bad for people that only own a Wii U. I'll be fine though, because if I see any EA games that I want I can get it on my PS4 or PC. And I'll still have my Wii U to play any other games that I want. So I'm all good.
Thepcz  +   929d ago
seriously bad news for the wiiu

i wouldn't say the ship is sinking, but the water has breached the hull now.

if nintedo dont patch thing up very fast, the wiiu is going to be on the ocean floor by the end of 2014
ChickeyCantor  +   929d ago
"seriously bad news for the wiiu"

Don't see why, EA wasn't doing a lot with the Wii either.
It's unfortunate, but again, no reason for doom and gloom.

"if nintedo dont patch thing up very fast"

What is there to patch? Nintendo still got other studios and developers working on WiiU titles. EA is not the leading factor in anything.

All Nintendo needs to do is address the upcoming games. And the future of their wiiu-webkit api.
Thepcz  +   928d ago
''Don't see why, EA wasn't doing a lot with the Wii either. ''

nintendo promised to change all that was wrong with the wii, with wiiu. ie lack of third party support. they marketed the wiiu as a console for core gamers.

EA is a MASSIVE developer, remember. very influential. to have EA pull out this early in the consoles life, is frankly a sign that the wiiu is in deep trouble now. no fifa, no madden and none of the other major franchises associated with ea.

no fifa on wiiu is enough to send it to its grave in europe, as football is the sport, and fifa is the game.

EA are practically crucifying the wiiu by not supporting it.

others devs could follow suit, then it will be curtain closed for the wiiu, unfortunately.

''What is there to patch? Nintendo still got other studios and developers working on WiiU titles. ''

as i mentioned above, the wiiu was pitched as a console for the core gamer. ie, they were after the hardcore. how can they do that when devs are shunning the console, cancelling games and generally not supporting the console. where is gta ? where are any of the games, matter of fact?

''All Nintendo needs to do is address the upcoming games. ''

i dont know what is going on over at nintendo but the last few years have been dismal. you can count on them to not deliver the goods.

im betting todays nintendo direct will be another bitter disappointment.
brewin  +   929d ago
Ea will come crawling back when the u starts selling. This time next year they will be singing the praises of the Wii u. Its not like Nintendo really needs them to be successful though. What quality games has ea provided for the 3ds? Last time I checked that was a pretty damn successful platform and the only games ea provides are pure shit ports and shovelware. Anything for a quick buck
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CouldHaveYelledUiiW  +   929d ago
This is not good for Nintendo.

But it does not effect me directly (but indirectly it will).

I don't own an EA game.

It's not because they make bad games, it's just that the ones that I would play usually come out on systems I don't own.
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WeAreLegion  +   929d ago
I want to hate EA, but there are some really good developers either under EA's control or partnered with EA.

Double Fine

There are some MAJOR franchises from these guys. I'd hate to be without many of them.
Moncole  +   929d ago
Double Fine, Insomniac, Harmonix are indie. Its stupid to list indie devs.
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JP1369  +   929d ago
One look at the changes made to Fuse makes me think you'd have a tough time convincing me that Insomniac is an indie dev with full creative control.
WeAreLegion  +   928d ago
Remember the part where I said "partnered with EA"? Yeah. That's what I was talking about. Many of them use EA as a publisher. Nintendo will not be seeing these guys, either.

@JP1369 - Exactly. ;)
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despair  +   928d ago
you had me at Bioware
supremacy  +   929d ago
How many here think Activision will drop support if another COD game under performs on the wiiu?

And i wonder if MGSV is even coming to the wiiu as well, i guess its still too early to tell.

But the issue with losing support from key 3rd party publishers lies in the long waiting gaps between Nintendo releases and how that affects how it performs in comparison to its other platform the 3ds.

I just wish Nintendo would give its home console as much attention as it does its handheld, and that note i wish Sony did so for the vita.
badz149  +   928d ago
online MP is still the main draw for CoD
and compared to XBL and PSN, he Wii U offering is shabby at best. I can't see people flocking to the Wii U for the next CoD and let's not kid ourselves here as despite selling a bit less last year compared to the previous one, CoD sales is still a monster 360 and PS3 will definitely dominate it as always and Wii U will fade in shadows.

next in line for huge seller is BF and with the release of BF4 which the Wii U will be missing, it's pretty much clear that the future looks not so bright for the Wii U.
brewin  +   929d ago
Sounds just like what they did with the Wii. Refused to support it with anything until they saw how it took off then they were caught off guard and rushed to release as many shitty games as they possibly could. EA has no business ethics whatsoever and are a virus to the industry. Everyone is glad that they did away with online passes but they are just switching the model to free to play and micro transaction central. Fuck you ea... The only game I care about from you douches is NHL and that's because there are no other hockey titles on the market. I could play ur games on ps360, etc... But ur business ethics and practices are killing gaming. You can't just dumb everything down for the lowest common denominator and expect to sell. May you rot in hell...
Brucis  +   929d ago
>EA not making games for Wii U
>lolol Nintendo is doomed

>EA is mentioned anywhere else
>man I hate EA, I'm never supporting them again, won't buy any of their games anymore

This is like when it was announced that CoD: BO II didn't sell great. Everybody was saying 'See, this is why you have no 3rd party support, you don't buy 3rd party games' when any other time CoD would get ripped to shreds and saying you bought the latest CoD would get you laughed at. The only bad thing I see from EA's lack of support is that others might follow suit in order not to get on EA's bad side.
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Sharius  +   929d ago
i know many of WiiU owner don't buy EA game, but really, think that EA drop support for that system is no big deal because of they don't buy EA game is really wrong

i know a lot of guys out there will buy that system if EA full support them, by drop support mean nintendo lost alot potential sale, and even say that it's alright and no big deal that only the fanboy could do

i, myself don't care about nintendo, just hope EA don't turn dragon age 3 to be something cheap and crap like dragon age 2
Trago1337  +   929d ago
EA 2011- Wii U is TRUE next gen.

EA 2013- Wii U is Current gen.
The 10th Rider  +   929d ago
"Hi! We're EA and we can't get Frostbite 3 to run on Wii U so we won't be releasing ANY games on it...never mind that it runs on PS3 and 360, Crytek got Crysis 3 running on there and the developers of Shadows of the Eternals say Cryengine 3 runs on on the Wii U smoothly...We also just opened up a new DICE studio focusing on mobile games! I know you're excited by our stupidity, but please, we urge you to try and hold back your generous applause. Thank you very much."

Honestly, EA is just a curse to the industry now.

EDIT: Not to say that the Wii U is as powerful as the PS4 or Nextbox, but to say it absolutely can't run Frostbite 3 when the PS4 and 360 can is ridiculous.
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The 10th Rider  +   928d ago
Sorry, I meant "PS3 and 360" there in the end, not "PS4 and 360".
haymoza  +   929d ago

That's the sound of an ambulance.
MikeyDucati1  +   929d ago
MikeyDucati1  +   929d ago
I hope things turn around for Wii U. I don't know who's at fault or who to blame but it seems these devs are not even interested in developing games for the Wii U. That's just terrible for Nintendo fans
brewin  +   929d ago
What games that EA makes do Nintendo fans care about? There are absolutely no EA games that Nintendo fans hold in any regard whatsoever. and as far as future titles in the star wars universe? That's a deal between Disney and EA that will ensure those games are also available on the u. EA has only said there are CURRENTLY no games in dev for the system. They will make games for the system once there is a possibility for them to take advantage of a more robust user base.

EA is only hurting themselves here though. Next gen isn't going to suddenly provide million sellers overnight. The Wii u will have a 5-10 million headstart before the other systems release. Are they really going to avoid that market potential? I think the shareholders of EA will have something to say about that. Expect EA in the u in full force this time next year.
MikeyDucati1  +   928d ago

No matter what console you have, you want devs developing games for your console. Especially how Nintendo themselves will take however long it takes to develop a game. To say fans don't care about EA doing that is a narrow perspective. Wii U needs it. That's not being negative, that's an honest assessment. If I owned Wii U, I wouldn't like hearing such things. Nintendo knows this because on this very site we have read about Nintendo making statements that sums up to "don't worry we are not out of it yet"

EA is far from hurting themselves. This is just not some start up company. This is a major corporation that has been in business for decades. They can do this and feel no affects. Its not like they can't make it up with their well known catalog of games on other systems.

Lol at market potential. If you have worked for a corporation or know how it works, you would laugh at what you said too. No offense. But right now Wii U is a dust fart compared to the two Goliaths that gamers are saving their pennies for. And this is coming from a gamer who really wants to buy a wii u. At this moment, these news about wii u struggles and its lack of games keeps me from making that investment.

As I said earlier, I want to see this turn around. Its looking like Wii U is in the same position as Wii when that came to the end of its cycle. And that's not a good look.
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