Ex-Criterion Boss Promises Wii U Development, Criticizes Nintendo & EA

Alex Ward was the co-founder of UK-based developer Criterion until recently, when he left to start his own company. Criterion used to be their own company until they were acquired by everyone’s favorite mega-publisher EA. Today he revealed his new studio, Three Fields Entertainment, but has gone on Twitter to discuss their plans.

The first and most promising reveal is that he states Three Fields “will make” games for all platforms where they can self publish. In case you haven’t heard Nintendo allows this for indie developers, and have been very accommodating, hence the huge number of indie games coming to the Wii U.

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Chupa-Chupa1475d ago

That's great, way to stand up to the industry and its crooked publishers.

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Neonridr1475d ago

Glad to hear at least another studio will stand behind the Wii U. I bought Most Wanted on the Wii U, and it was definitely one of the best ports done right on the Nintendo platform.

sknygy1475d ago

I bought it... three times... 1 for me, 1 for my brother and 1 for my boss! It's awesome!

thezeldadoth1475d ago (Edited 1475d ago )

Its awesome on Wii U. I played on PC as well and the wii u version just feels great with the gamepad features.

R00bot1475d ago

I agree, brilliant port. Looked incredible, almost looked as good as the PC version and actually beat the PC version in some areas. Also, it easily looks as good as the PS4 and Xbox One versions of Need for Speed.

bobacdigital1475d ago (Edited 1475d ago )

EA should have pushed harder on advertising how unique the game was for Wii U... If they did the game would have sold much much better.

yewles11475d ago

"Hey, we worked our arses off. Neither NTDO or EA gave a shit about it. A group of us did try….

— Alex Ward (@AlexanderJWard) March 7, 2014"


BoneBone1475d ago (Edited 1475d ago )

I don't know what the title and story is on about - it's the complete opposite of what the title says.

The guy says he WON'T be making games for the Wii U, and then rapidly posts tweets about how EA and Nintendo sent their hard work on NFS:MWU to die at retail.

The wrong title and lack of Wii U support from him aside, it's actually quite an interesting insight into EA and Nintendo's relationship and conduct.

And after that rant, he'd be lucky if Nintendo ever allowed any of his games on one of their consoles again.

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