Electronic Arts hasn't completely written off the Wii U, but there won't be any games coming from them for the Nintendo this fall, EA president of labels Frank Gibeau told Polygon.
"Gibeau added that the developer and publisher does consider the Wii U a generation four console, the generation that includes both the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4." BS. I seriously don't believe this. The gap between the PS4/XB1 and the WiiU is just too big. They would have to scale things down. Plus the WiiU hardware is not as powerful or easier to develop on like ps4/xb1 since it hardware is not pc like. "We're really excited about the Xbox One and the PS4 and that's a pretty big endeavor in and of itself," he said. "We have four titles out on the Wii U that are active right now, so looking at how things unfold, that's where our focus is right now." And all 4 of those titles bombed So I think we know where your focus is. It on the true next gen platforms and the ps3/360. I really don't like how EA is beating around the bush about the WiiU. We all know how you and other publishes feel about the platform. So just come out and say it.
we get it you dont like the wiiu because its not an allmighty powerhouse *and nintendo in general* just stop preaching it and say something positive without being negative 100% of the time
Consoles should not be easy to develop nor they should be PC-alike. Developers and Big corporations have already destroyed Console gaming by converting consoles to x86 (PC) machines. I LOVE NINTENDO for what it is = traditional console that respect gaming and it's players.
Yea that's why Nintendo adopted online play? ;)
<BS. I seriously don't believe this. The gap between the PS4/XB1 and the WiiU is just too big. They would have to scale things down. Plus the WiiU hardware is not as powerful or easier to develop on like ps4/xb1 since it hardware is not pc like.> As in it doesn't allow nickel-and-diming, forcing them to actually have an imagination, make a complete game and make some half-decent use of the GamePad. Of course the Wii U isn't as "powerful" as the PC, PS4 or the XB1.
nintendo are not part of the partner plan, and dont have drm on their console. so ea are not supporting them. and please, think before you write that the "install base is not yet big enough".. the ps4 and xbox 1 have ZERO consoles sold, yet ea is going to support both of them.... the install base rubbish is exactly that
Because better hardware = better everything right? No. Wii U might not compete against One/PS4 with multiplats but it can have great exclusives.
It will be no different than it was the previous generation in terms of multiplats but Nintendo won't have as much momentum as they did with the Wii since people aren't as amazed with a touchscreen controller compared to the motion controller everyone was going nuts over. What Nintendo should have done with the Wii is develop a service similar to PSN and Xbox live sooner.
@drpepperdude Well yeah I'm not going to be amazed by a controller. I agree that Wii U doesn't have a momentum like Wii had. I still have no doubt that it will have it's moments. eShop <<<<<< PSN/Live. I would reduce the amounts of '<' if Nintendo would make eShop account based and not system based.
There is a less powerful jump between the Wii U and Xbox One than there was with the Wii and Xbox 360.
Awww Mika, trying to impress again with your lame rants against Nintendo and defending other companies as if they paid you to do so, you know, you really have so serious issues, this is getting out of hand and your hatred towards Nintendo says everything, they are only videogames!!!, stop taking it so seriously! lol!!! @LOL_WOT, you really are patheric, next time i see you trying to comment something nice about Nintendo i'm gonna downvote your ARRSS!!!, you hypocrite!!!
shut up bitch! @ mika
Rage! lol tell em girly! They dont wanna say the wii u sucks or anything in case it spikes in sales & they wanna sell something on it one day.. Theyre just covering their butts so they dont make themselves look foolish one day.. Say EA publishes some casual game that EXPLODES with popularity, they will want to sell it on as many platforms as possible to get money from all sides of the playing field.. If they trash talk wii u, then ppl can talk trash about what they said in the past..
They already have. Go watch nintendo's E3 conference from 2011. You'll be blown away by EA on stage with them talking about the wii u.
Some good points there but honestly, who cares? Yeah, 3rd party on WiiU is gonna be a lot like it was on Wii. Yes publishers are gonna say what they're gonna say to save face. This is barely news.
Could you be any more blind? lol
Mika, everyone seems to disagree with you. I would say troll. But i think that's obvious to everyone.
Troll harder son lol
Of course EA isn't onboard with supporting the WiiU right now, Nintendo is allowing used games to work like it has always worked. Because of that you have companies like EA and Activision trying to push them out. Too bad for them they never really made a ton of great games for the console in the first place so they don't have enough pull to really hurt them.
I completely agree.
Pretty much. When EA announced they were getting rid of online passes I knew something fishy was up, and this explains it. Xbone does all the work for them and they'll put the same DRM on the PS4.
Actually Mika, the Xbox One is closer spec'd to the Wii U than it is the PS4. It's REAL FLOP performance is actually 800-1000, compared to the PS4's 1.8 FLOPS. You can't look at the raw specs of these systems. 1) 2 of the Xbox One's CPU cores are reserved to the OS. 2) 37.5% of the RAM is reserves to the OS. 3) And 10% of the GPU is reserved to the OS. And now there's reports that Microsoft has down-clocked the GPU. If this is true then the performance will be even lower. And yes it has 8 gigs of RAM compared to the Wii U's 2, but anyone with the most basic understanding of tech knows that RAM =/= power. If we have 2 PC's with the same GPU's and CPU's but yours has 8 gigs of RAM vs. my 4, there won't be much of a performance difference. Your games may just have less texture/object pop-in.
Ouch, dare I say Mika got...exposed?
i would love to play ufc on ps3,im not ready for next gen i don't see myself buying a ps4 until about 1 year and half after launch.
I don't think EA will completely ignore the Wii U. They didn't ignore the Wii completely after all, because there's potential money to be made.
I mean its simple. If the Wii U sells well by next year, Money Hungry EA will put All of its games on the system. Don't get me wrong I dont blame them because its a buisness, but EA is such a shifty company with no loyalty at all.
EA will focus on Wii U when it becomes profitable. The original Wii wasn't even in the same technological boat as the PS360 - yet it got ports. Sure, most of them were lackluster, but it still got them right? If EA could do that for Wii, then it could do the same with Wii U ~ especially considering that the tech-gap is much, much closer. But the fact that the Wii U allows used-games might be the real pushover here. We'll see...
I'm not interested in any more lackluster ports. They need to put in actual effort to make cool gampad features.
@ Firan. The eshop is just 3ds and wii u's online store. So did you mean Nintendo Network < psn/live. I beg to differ, I think its a great service with miiverse and all. And it is account based you nimrod. Stop trolling, I'm warning you now. Someone plz post a vid of EA on stage with nintendo at e3 2011.
@Mika.... Funny how many developers have stated the Wii U is surprisingly easy to develop for... Do you're research before posting crap.
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