The EA/Nintendo rumors come to a head, so what does that mean for "anonymous" sources?
it means that they have some credibility. aside from most wanted Wii u, what other EA games have come out on the system? EA is not going to say that they wont make games on Wii U, cause it will look bad on them.
Wait you actually believe him.... Lmaooooo.... Please look at facts they don't support what he just said. Seriously go to EA's website wii U is not even there has a featured platform. Why is it that EA hasn't been supporting Wii U for a while now. When was the last time a major EA multiplat title was released for the Wii U?
EA flatout said they aren't making games for Wii U, so regardless of it's said by EA, their actions definitely agree with the comments. @Kayant Wow, you weren't not kidding. http://www.ea.com/ Wii U's not on there.
Good for them. Just ignore 5.5 million customers and hopefully it will come back to bite you.
@DC777 Those 5.5 million customers also aren't buying "Core" 3rd party games. They're only buying Nintendo exclusives. EA's best selling game on Wii U is Fifa with only 140,000 copies sold. Then you look at the PS4 and Fifa and Battlefield both sold almost 10x that amount. You can't blame EA for not wanting to support a console who's gamers don't support 3rd parties. Wii U owners can complain all they want, but if they're not out buying games then they're the problem, not the developers/publishers. No one here would risk their life savings, college fund, or your salary for a year into making a Wii U game in the hopes of getting a multi-million console seller, so why are you upset, because a company doesn't want to spend a few million porting games to the Wii U only for them to selling 100k - 200k copies of which they only get 25% - 30% of the total profits.
"anonymous" sources should always be taken with a grain of salt. But it's hard not to believe a conversation like this didn't take place when we see EA not giving the level of support to WiiU as they are doing with the other consoles. Nintendo has to turn things around and fire back.
Or when you look at them cancelling Crysis 3 when it was according to the devs almost finished.
Apparently Crysis 3 was running pretty sweet and Crytek really wanted the game out but EA being who they are did what they do best: shit on everything that is good in this world
Man, I wished so much for that game to come to Wii U... then EA killed my dream. Crytek wanted to bring it, tough.
This means: 1. One random employee does not speak to our future business interests. 2. If/When Nintendo becomes more flexible to our (EA) wants and needs, Origin, micro-transactions, free to play. 3. Never burn bridges in the game industry... because you just never know who your next employer might be.
You mean N4G AKA (anonymous) sources!
So Peter Moore...who works for EA who he is defending means the rumour is squashed...end of We'll never know...
It doesn't..... people need to realize why Anonymous sources come about. These people don't want their name on things because of the negativity it can provide. Companies like EA need PRs for a reason, so they stay pretty in the eye of the consumer. When someone speaks up like this, they can get fired for it. So they do it anonymous. Then of course the PR company for the company will speak up and cover it up. I'm not saying every anonymous source is legit or needed, but in this case is it that hard to deny what he said? EA basically jumped ship entirely on WiiU....
Slight correction "they WILL get fired". They wouldn't be given a second chance and removed from the company in no time.
@ OrangePowerz Not only that, depending on what they said, they might discover finding a future job is incredibly difficult. Companies don't want to hire someone who might leak information like this, so that is typically why some anonymous sources have little to no evidence to back them up. With that being said, I think it is up to the consumer to figure out which sources you trust. I would say that EA has shown disinterest in working with Nintendo and their actions definitely go against what Peter Moore is saying. If anything, it seems like the standard PR move of using creditability to crush possibly legitimate news. Who are you going to trust? Peter Moore who public stated these things, is named and you can view his actual job or some mysterious source that might not exist. In either case, I still don't see how this shows the problem with anonymous sources. Yes, some sites abuse them, but we don't typically see wild unproven rumors getting spread around. Usually they sound so fake that people ignore them, like "mysterious source says Hunk will be revealed as Dante in Resident Evil 7", I mean, I sure hope people would know that is fake versus something that sounds believable.
It's easy to discredit the anonymous source. It would have been more believable if the "source" gave a different reason as to why EA doesn't support the WiiU. The "source" said they don't support the WiiU because Nintendo makes IPs for kids and EA doesn't do kid IPs. That is untrue and the biggest load of crap ever. EA makes tons of casual and kid IPs. Littlest Pet Shop is the biggest example. If this person does work for EA, they need to fire him for knowing nothing and being completely clueless about the company he works for. That's how you can tell that source was crap.
For now, you mean. We all know that EA is a very fickle company; once nintendo either moneyhats them enough or the install base gets to a certain size, they'll likely start making games for the system again. Its all about profit potential with EA.
Yeah OKAY... Either make good games for Wii U or S T F U... No one believes you!
How about just making games that work?
lol A lot of 3rd party companies have that problem...
Because Peter would admit if it would be true. He can't openly say that because of fan backlash and Nintendo wouldn't be very happy and if EA would change their mind in the future they would have a very bad relationship. I wouldn't believe anything Peter says, he is a all PR bs talk and no substance or truth behind what he says most of the time.
Ofcourse a website with a name like this is gonna believe Moore
I think that I will start believing the anonymous guy....
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