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Submitted by THE-COMMANDER 454d ago | news

Need for Speed Rivals to skip Wii U

Need for Speed Rivals will not be ported to Wii U it has been confirmed. (Wii U)

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Phil32  +   454d ago
This was a foregone conclusion, as the game runs on the Frostbyte 3 engine, and EA said flat-out that they couldn't get the engine to work on the Wii U.
lilbroRx  +   454d ago
Wouldn't is the correct way to state it, not couldn't.
PopRocks359  +   454d ago
"Well said" for proper context.
cyguration  +   454d ago
They can get the FB3 to work on underpowered smart phones but they can't get the FB3 to work on Wii U?

Riiiiiight.

/EA Logic
ABizzel1  +   454d ago
The version for smartphones isn't the same one running on consoles, hence Frostbite Go vs Frostbite 3.

Frostbite is a CPU intensive engine which is why the Wii U was skipped over, as well as console sales, lack of 3rd party games selling on Nintendo platforms, and having to double down on the Wii U version due to the weak CPU.
Neonridr  +   454d ago
@ABizzel1 - yet Crytek can get the CryEngine 3 up and running no problem on the Wii U. What, now the Crysis games aren't CPU intesive suddenly?

makes you wonder...
MattS  +   454d ago
Also the last Need for Speed was a commercial disaster on the Wii U.

@cyguration the Frostbite Engine on mobile is Frostbite Mobile, not Frostbite 3.
meganick  +   454d ago
Of course. It was released months after the other versions for full retail. I don't know why these publishers expect late, full retail ports on Wii U to sell well. And then based on those poor sales, they drop support and don't release a Wii U version of future games even though they'd release on the same day as the other versions for the same price when it would make more sense to purchase the Wii U version. Weird.
JuleyJules  +   454d ago
Sales for games now on Wii U cannot be a predictor for what will happen once big 1st party games are released starting this summer. Things will change for lots of future releases once sales pick up - and they most certainly will. Apparently it's already begun since the reveal of MS's Xbox One.

This is simply EA being EA not wanting to scale FB3 to Wii U.
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SonyPS4  +   454d ago
Don't fool yourself, EA simply didn't like Nintendo's refusal of their Origin service, so they pulled support for the Wii U, even if the game can run fine on the hardware. The Wii U is underpowered but it isn't THAT underpowered to the point they cannot get their F3 games to run on it. They simply don't want to.

This was a foregone conclusion.
Starbucks_Fan  +   454d ago
Ehh. If the PS4 version is going to look a crapload better then I'd rather buy that version. Hopefully the Wii U will get a good amount of racing games in the future,
Myst  +   454d ago
Yeah I hope they have a driver's seat view with the dashboard on the pad.
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jameson12345  +   454d ago
What games are EA bringing to the Wii U?
lilbroRx  +   454d ago
Who cares? Any Nintendo fan who bought an EA product at this point would be insulting themselves and every Nintendo gamer.
TripC50  +   454d ago
I own a Wii U. I got Need for Speed Most Wanted (EA product). The Gamepad intigration for that game is hillariously fun with my brother. Its a great game.
MattS  +   454d ago
And then justifying EA's decision to all-but give up on the Wii U.

These things go in circles. EA is not going to support the Wii U until people start buying Wii Us and EA games on the console. If you want EA to stop "insulting" you, than buy EA's games.
Brucis  +   454d ago
@Matts

Why would people buy substandard ports that don't include the content from previous versions? If they want Wii U owners to buy their games then maybe they shouldn't shaft them when they port the games.
TripC50  +   454d ago
@ Brucis

Need for Speed Most Wanted on the Wii U (even though it was a commercial failure) IS a great port. I own it and I can tell you it is not sub standard. It includes the Speed pack and additional content not included unless through DLC on other platforms. So your comment blows and is boardering on the trollish
jameson12345  +   454d ago
I was just wondering what games EA said they were bringing to the Wii U. They back tracked after the Xbox reveal, and now apparently they said none of their Star Wars games, sports games, racing games, or Battlefield are coming. What else is left? The Sims 4?! lol.
imXify  +   454d ago
Wasn't Most Wanted Wii U running frosbite ? EA are bad liars.
Yodagamer  +   454d ago
No it ran the chameleon engine, nfs the run ran on frostbite 2. Personally i think it's bs that frostbite 3 runs on xbox 360, but they can't get it to work on wii u. It's probably politics more than anything.
imXify  +   454d ago
Ahhh...didn't know. The games looked similar .-.
dontbhatin  +   454d ago
No Most Wanted did not use the frostbite engine. NFS The Run is the only other NFS game to use the frostbite engine. Most anted used a modified Chameleon engine, Same as Hot pursuit.

Damn! Beat me Yoda did....*grumbling Yoda sound*
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nevin1  +   454d ago
@Phil32

"as the game runs on the Frostbyte 3 engine, and EA said flat-out that they couldn't get the engine to work on the Wii U. "

But works on PS3/360?
diepdiep  +   454d ago
EA: "We are actually going to make games for the Wii U after all!"

* won't bring "Rivals" to it *

EA is so unprofessional (saying this is being extremely generous).
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PigPen  +   454d ago
EA should just say the next 5 or whatever games aren't coming to Wii U. But this is really best cause it would of been looked over, I have my eyes on Project Cars!
r21  +   454d ago
2 next gen games now not coming to wii u. This and Dying Light.
rickmodus  +   454d ago
i not realy care another EA game skips the wiiu. not of a racer anywayz. and let be honest, we all know EA sold their soul. since they only make racers, sports and shooters they are better of teaming up with microsoft.
Dj7FairyTail  +   454d ago
One of the employee just claimed they have a game in work for Wii U then this shit came up.
LOL EA

on word for ya

dEAth!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
DivineAssault  +   454d ago
not surprised
SonyPS4  +   454d ago
It's about their Origin and not the hardware. EA could port their games to Wii U just fine but simply refused to because, well, they are just being EA.
cyguration  +   454d ago
I think most informed non-fanboy gamers know this is EA's way of payback for Nintendo opting out of using that crappy Origin network code as the basis for Nintendo Network.

Still, I hate the BS EA spouts off and misinformation and lies saying that FB3 couldn't work on the Wii U, even though FB3 was scaled waaaaay down to work on PS3 and Xbox 360...and smartphones.
mudmax  +   454d ago
Electronic Arts. Optimize Frostbite 3 for Wii U and bring us NFS Rivals or Most Wanted was my last EA game purchase forever. Its now or never.

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