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EA: Between PS4 and Xbox One We’ll be the Winners, Frostbite 3 on Wii U Lower Priority but Possible

EA Games Label Executive Vice President Patrick Söderlund is quite excited about the next generation, and thinks that when the smoke of the battle between PS4 and Xbox One will clear, EA itself and the gamers will emerge as the true victors. He also had some kind words on possible support for the Wii U and explained why the first DLC for Battlefield 4 will be an Xbox timed exclusive.

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Cam9771631d ago (Edited 1631d ago )

"Of course we established a friendly relationship with Microsoft first"

No, they paid you millions. That agreement had nothing to do with friendship.

"The Xbox community strongly supported Battlefield: 3."
It was the least popular platform for BF3 and somewhere I remember seeing evidence for that. This company clearly put money before the players, as they did with BF3. Well, I'm not buying your game or your DLC.

"Where there are gamers we'll be there as well"
That's why you dropped WII: U support. This guy is an idiot and his company deserve their "worst company in America" achievement.

Abriael1631d ago (Edited 1631d ago )

In the corporate world you call that "friendship".

But no, really, they're just "giving back to the Xbox community" :D

Crazyglues1631d ago (Edited 1631d ago )

@ Abriael

Yeah people don't really get the corporate world.. Let me try to help them..

Corporate American is like the worst of the worst, it's the most cut throat environment, everyone is for them self.

-And it's dirty because it's not out in the open, it's behind your back. (Like being on the show survivor) People smile in your face and stab you in the back, while putting on a fake, "how you doing?"

-But really they could care less, they are all just trying to move up the corporate ladder by any-means necessary.

So when EA says- "we established a friendly relationship with Microsoft as well" - What he really means is -They cut us a check this time and Sony didn't so they will get DLC first...

Game companies are like hookers, they get in bed with whoever is paying... They only care about MONEY, so if you wake up thinking a game company cares about you - well lets just hope you never run out of money because the second you do, you will find out how much they really care about you as a gamer..

TitanFall is XB1 timed exclusive because they gave them 50 million dollars to make it so, it wasn't because Respawn has a great friendship with Microsoft.. (well they do now, because wouldn't you be friends with anyone who gave you 50 million dollars.. I would)

EA is a HO' and the second they start selling more DLC on PS3/PS4 or Wii U then anywhere else then you will be there new best friend... (It's really as simple as that)

If the Wii U users would buy BF4 in huge numbers then it would come to the console... but research has already shown them that Wii U gamers don't really tend to buy those type of games... (some do, but not in the 2 to 3 million copies range) So there for there will be no Wii U version.. and that's the real reason.

I'm sorry if this hurts your feelings but this is really how it is..

It's a business and it's all about making money, if it's not going to make money, then there not going to do it out of the goodness of their heart... LoL

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SirBradders1630d ago

Crazyglues sad but very true, there are very few developers left that truly care for the community any more and unfortunately for poorer people they only exist mainly on the pc market and that is why i have been scrimping and scraping for 3 months now to build one.

greenpowerz1631d ago (Edited 1631d ago )

Yeah that and the fact they wan't to take on COD on Xbox and the fact they said they would alternate the love giving when it came to lead platforms/or primary console, DLC etc.

They said Xbox would get the special treatment with the next game before BF3 launched in response to people wondering why Sony had the love with Bf3.

Why does is always have to be about money alone?

EA
"Microsoft has shown some very killer [Xbox One] capabilities that we've known about for a while, and we're able to demonstrate." Can't wait until the hardware NDA is lifted.

http://www.examiner.com/art...

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@CAM

Yes a wide spanning MSFT and EA partnership was announced after it was leaked before the XB1 reveal spanning lots of things. There are probably some server/online features and tech that are designed to enhance both parties infrastructure when both working together.

You guys can spin what they say all you want.

As you edit by adding new quotes You are actually showing some of the real reasons why EA/Dice with BF4 have shifted towards Xbox all the while still trying to spin it.

Abriael1631d ago

because that's what drives the industry. Companies the size of EA do NOTHING without the money being involved and one of the primary factors, whether it's done on Xbox One or PS4 or any other platform.

That's what they exist for.

HammadTheBeast1631d ago

Just saying, there's a PS4 launch BF4 bundle, and the "exclusive" thing for Xbox is the first DLC a week early. Lol, looks like MS didn't dig too deep.

Also, thanks to specs, and not the cloud, we can safely say that it'll be better on PS4.

DeadlyFire1630d ago

All EA games will come to WiiU when it proves it can sell at least 10+ million. Sony and Microsoft are pretty much guaranteed to sell 10+ million in the first year with their new consoles. WiiU hasn't even been out a year and people are condemning it and most of its "great" titles are aimed at 2014. Nintendo stumbled this console's launch very poorly. They should use generic parts off the shelf for more powerful results. Forget about conserving power. Being the green system is not the best idea. Hopefully Nintendo knows this now.

Concertoine1630d ago

i think it should be clear at this point that the wii u isn't trying to BE a PS4 or xbox one. im buying one to get a different type of gameplay, to use the features exclusive to the wii u, and to play the wealth of great indie games flooding the system. And it doesn't need power to do any of that, especially when nintendo have proven in the past they can squeeze ridiculous results out of their systems.

DeadlyFire1630d ago

I know this, but multiplatform should co-exist alongside the indie stuff.

WiiU has enough power to support new game engines. Its just a lack of effort to put them there until they know there is a chance of selling a game there. Wii got lots of 3rd party support when its sales numbers shot up. That is what I am expecting from the WiiU.

roland821630d ago (Edited 1630d ago )

Actually pc was the least popular platform for bf3 (www.bf3stats.com)

AedanClarke1630d ago

That's the number of people online now. And people have left BF3 because you have tons of new games on Steam going for cheap after a sale. Of course they're going to leave BF3. But after BF3 came out, everyone on my friends list and their mothers owned BF3, so I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say PC wasn't actually the least popular platform.

In actuality, the site shows that 360 is the least popular platform for BF3 and that PS3 is the most popular, with around 300,000 more players than the PC version.

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_QQ_1631d ago

EA You are giving us BattleFront 3,All your sins have already been forgiven.

Abriael1631d ago

I kind of agree with this one. That damn Battlefront 3 teaser put a big, big smile on my face.

aliengmr1631d ago (Edited 1631d ago )

Let's not get ahead of ourselves Battlefront 3 has to not suck first.

Abriael1631d ago

Well, DICE can do justice to that kind of game, IMHO. If anything, they put the right people for the job there.

evilsooty1631d ago

Yep, after what they have done to Battlefield, Sim City and Dead Space it's best to start from the position that it will be watered down rubbish that's not a patch on the original.

famoussasjohn1631d ago

So they went from being the "worst company" to being praised because they're bringing Battlefront 3. dafuq? At least wait for something more than just a CGI trailer..

Abriael1631d ago

The "worst company" crap was obviously unjustified drivel.

EA has its faults, plenty of em as a matter of fact, but there are PLENTY worse and more anti-consumer companies in the US, and even in this industry.

famoussasjohn1631d ago

Abriael - I completely agree.

_QQ_1631d ago

Well in the end its about the games they bring. Battlefront is right up Dice's ally.

phantomexe1631d ago

I was saying it was unjustified last year. I believe n4g gamers said EA was paying me. Not really careing who publicises are i looked at my game library and see that EA has alot of the games i like to play. Sony and ubisoft follow a close second. It is what it is and i've got around 50 or more games

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LOL_WUT1630d ago

So now all the sudden you care about EA hmm ;)

shutUpAndTakeMyMoney1630d ago (Edited 1630d ago )

You do realize that the new Dice LA team is made up of the devs who used to make medal of honor?

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Supermax1631d ago

32 v 32 on consoles 60 fps 1080p nuff said have a nice day.

evilsooty1631d ago

Coming from BF3 on the PC which had just that unless the maps are a lot bigger it will just be one gigantic cluster fuck that gets boring after a while.

Abriael1631d ago

That seems to be a bit of a premature judgement, the demo at E3 was fantastic.

Concertoine1630d ago

the problem being it's confirmed as 720p
makes me wonder how battlefield 5 will run on consoles

cunnilumpkin1630d ago (Edited 1630d ago )

I don't think it will be either 60 frames constant or native 1920x1080 on ps4 or xbox1

that may be the target, but I bet 30-60 will be the framerate and 720p-900p with be the native res

captain_slow821631d ago

its only timed exclusive DLC anyways....

but yes MS are letting EA wipe there backsides with there money think everyone can agree on that lol

Neonridr1631d ago

Man EA really needs to read a book on how to manage a company properly. It looks terrible when you go on record saying that a system cannot even run the previous iteration of it's game engine (Frostbite 2), then suddenly say that now Frostbite 3 is possible (however a lower priority) for the Wii U.

Make up your mind already. This is getting ridiculous.

I guess the bonus is, we may actually see Battlefield 4 come to the Wii U, should the install base grow this holiday season.

Trago13371630d ago (Edited 1630d ago )

The engine is already working on the PS3/360, and the Wii U is a more capable platform. Of course it would work with the Wii U, but the Wii U's install base is low, which of one of the big problems.

RegorL1630d ago

"[Frostbite 3] has never been running on Wii U, We did some tests with not too promising results with [Frostbite 2] and chose not to go down that path."

"I have never been to Sidney, I checked the ticket price and decided not to go there."

Does that really mean I will never go to Sidney? What if someone gives me the ticket and I am not busy with other stuff?

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