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EA and the Wii U have a rough road ahead

All signs are indicating a rocky partnership between Electronic Arts and Nintendo in the coming years, concerning the Wii U. With many of EA’s core games using the Frostbite Engine, it was somewhat unnerving for Nintendo fans to hear that Frostbite 3 would not be making an appearance on the Wii U. Frostbite 3 will be the muscle behind EA’s Battlefield 4, which has been confirmed to not be arriving on the console.

And while Nintendo fans may be able to make do without the military shooter, Frostbite is used for many of EA’s top franchises. Recently, DICE’s Johan Andersson confirmed on Twitter that the company would not be trying to run the engine on the Wii U hardware.

“FB3 has never been running on Wii U. We did some tests with not too promising results with FB2 & chose not to go down that path,” said Andersson to a fan.

While it’s been known for some time that the Wii U would be missing out on some EA titles, the latest announcement that EA scooped up Star Wars licensing rights could mean even more games that miss Wii U owners completely. It was announced yesterday that DICE, Visceral, and Bioware would be making new Star Wars games, presumably using the Frostbite Engine. The popular sci-fi franchise missing the Wii U would be a heartbreaker, but seems like an inevitable reality.

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so, FB3 is running on PS3 and Xbox360, but it run worst on Wii U.

The Wii U could have been a sucess of PS2 levels if the publishers and developers didnt undermine it since the start with engine compatibilities. As such, its a nintendo box. No one really cares if EA brings their crap to the box anymore. They already ruled themselves out and no one is gonna buy the box because of them and therefore no one will be disappointed.

Now, to see if that was the right course of action and if 1: Next gen consoles manage to sell well and 2: Consumers dont start adopting the Wii U like crazy with a price cut and popular games out later this year.

EA hasn't had a worthwhile game on a Nintendo in a long time. Them not being part of Wii U don't hurt its chances of being great.

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yeh what the hell, we are definitely not stupids

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i don't know, it seems true

^ Topic option l0l

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What i read there is: "We tried some stuff and decided it's not worth the effort trying to get FB3 working on the Wii U"

Why would i be stupid to blieve that?

“It appeared that there had even been demonstrations to thank Big Brother for raising the chocolate ration to twenty grams a week. And only yesterday, he reflected, it had been announced that the ration was to be reduced to twenty grams a week. Was it possible that they could swallow that, after only twenty-four hours? Yes, they swallowed it.”

- George Orwell, ‘1984’

they could have used the money they spend on making Army of Two : The Devils Cartel on programmers to port frostbite to the WiiU... I mean surely that would be money better spend..


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Porcupine_I said:
What i read there is: "We tried some stuff and decided it's not worth the effort trying to get FB3 working on the Wii U"

Why would i be stupid to blieve that?

That you would even ask this just proves what a stupid you are.

So FB3 works on PS360 but not on Wii U which can produce better graphics and have newer/modern specifications? The logic, it's nowhere.