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DICE's Johan Andersson confirmed that the company had tested Frostbite 2 on the Wii U, and wasn't impressed with the results — which means that Frostbite 3 hasn't even been ported to Wii U. The EAmpire Strikes Back.

This, as most of you probably know, is pure BS. If it doesn't work right away, make it work. Don't just whine about it. Making it work is your job. Since Frostbite 3 will be hitting PS3 and X360, hardware can't be the limiting factor on Wii U. The real problems here are ideological stubbornness, bigotry and ugly malevolence. EA has come pretty low when most of use sure believed they couldn't sink any lower.

But is there A New Hope? What if Disney forces EA to put their games on all platforms in order to maintain a relationship with all companies. If Disney forces EA to  also make their Star Wars games on Wii U, then EA will have to fit Frostbite 3 on the Wii U. This means that if Wii U sales increase and the console already has Frostbite 3 because of Disney, then we might see other EA games on the console.

Is this a possibility? What do you guys think?

 

 

 



     
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echoesfromthepast said:

DICE's Johan Andersson confirmed that the company had tested Frostbite 2 on the Wii U, and wasn't impressed with the results — which means that Frostbite 3 hasn't even been ported to Wii U. The EAmpire Strikes Back.

This, as most of you probably know, is pure BS. If it doesn't work right away, make it work. Don't just whine about it. Making it work is your job. Since Frostbite 3 will be hitting PS3 and X360, hardware can't be the limiting factor on Wii U. The real problems here are ideological stubbornness, bigotry and ugly malevolence. EA has come pretty low when most of use sure believed they couldn't sink any lower.

But is there A New Hope? What if Disney forces EA to put their games on all platforms in order to maintain a relationship with all companies. If Disney forces EA to  also make their Star Wars games on Wii U, then EA will have to fit Frostbite 3 on the Wii U. This means that if Wii U sales increase and the console already has Frostbite 3 because of Disney, then we might see other EA games on the console.

Is this a possibility? What do you guys think?

...or, it's just not worth their time and resources to develop games for a userbase of 3 million.

As for your topic, why would Disney force EA to develop games for the Wii U? What do you mean by "to maintain a relationship with all companies"?



To be honest I don't think EA will be the last. If the next CoD game on the Wii U doesn't sell solid numbers (provided it's even coming out on Wii U), Activision will bail out as well outside of Skylanders.

The numbers these Wii U third party games are selling through is atrocious, there needs to be a huge pick up in the fall in the sales of those games (not just Nintendo's own games) otherwise publishers will move on.



I would think Disney would have as part of their agreement that the games would be on all consoles. However, it's very common for them not to. Epic Mickey was a Wii exclusive. Lots of licensed products appear on only one console or some consoles. EA views Nintendo as a competitor and is trying their best to limit their industry influence. The only way I would see EA admitting they can and will bring games to Wii U is if it sells like hotcakes compared to rivals and it makes too much financial sense not to. As long as they can sell enough on PS360 and PS4/NewBox then they will avoid Nintendo systems. Nintendo will need a market share so big that EA is hit with large losses by avoiding the platform. This scenario seems unlikely at the moment so I wouldn't expect EA games on Wii U. If PS4 and Newbox are expensive, and a games blitz, marketing push and price cut turns Wii U into a super hot item then the market could be very different a year from now.

Arcturus said:
echoesfromthepast said:

DICE's Johan Andersson confirmed that the company had tested Frostbite 2 on the Wii U, and wasn't impressed with the results — which means that Frostbite 3 hasn't even been ported to Wii U. The EAmpire Strikes Back.

This, as most of you probably know, is pure BS. If it doesn't work right away, make it work. Don't just whine about it. Making it work is your job. Since Frostbite 3 will be hitting PS3 and X360, hardware can't be the limiting factor on Wii U. The real problems here are ideological stubbornness, bigotry and ugly malevolence. EA has come pretty low when most of use sure believed they couldn't sink any lower.

But is there A New Hope? What if Disney forces EA to put their games on all platforms in order to maintain a relationship with all companies. If Disney forces EA to  also make their Star Wars games on Wii U, then EA will have to fit Frostbite 3 on the Wii U. This means that if Wii U sales increase and the console already has Frostbite 3 because of Disney, then we might see other EA games on the console.

Is this a possibility? What do you guys think?

...or, it's just not worth their time and resources to develop games for a userbase of 3 million.

As for your topic, why would Disney force EA to develop games for the Wii U? What do you mean by "to maintain a relationship with all companies"?

a userbase of 3 million and potential market

its like saying why invest on ps4 and the next box since their current userbase is zero...



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aikohualda said:
Arcturus said:
echoesfromthepast said:

DICE's Johan Andersson confirmed that the company had tested Frostbite 2 on the Wii U, and wasn't impressed with the results — which means that Frostbite 3 hasn't even been ported to Wii U. The EAmpire Strikes Back.

This, as most of you probably know, is pure BS. If it doesn't work right away, make it work. Don't just whine about it. Making it work is your job. Since Frostbite 3 will be hitting PS3 and X360, hardware can't be the limiting factor on Wii U. The real problems here are ideological stubbornness, bigotry and ugly malevolence. EA has come pretty low when most of use sure believed they couldn't sink any lower.

But is there A New Hope? What if Disney forces EA to put their games on all platforms in order to maintain a relationship with all companies. If Disney forces EA to  also make their Star Wars games on Wii U, then EA will have to fit Frostbite 3 on the Wii U. This means that if Wii U sales increase and the console already has Frostbite 3 because of Disney, then we might see other EA games on the console.

Is this a possibility? What do you guys think?

...or, it's just not worth their time and resources to develop games for a userbase of 3 million.

As for your topic, why would Disney force EA to develop games for the Wii U? What do you mean by "to maintain a relationship with all companies"?

a userbase of 3 million and potential market

its like saying why invest on ps4 and the next box since their current userbase is zero...


A lot of the people who will be rushing to get a PS4/720 will be Madden/FIFA fans though. Those games are a staple of the Playstation/XBox diet.

Not so much with Nintendo fans. Madden or FIFA is as important to some PS/XBox fans as Mario is to Nintendo fans.



Even if the deal Disney has with EA obliges them to publish the Star Wars games on all platforms, that would hardly "save" the relationship between them and Nintendo.

I mean when Wii U isn't even getting Madden....you know things are pretty bad

It's possible Disney would insist on Wii U ports, since they hold the license.

It's also possible that EA would oblige in the worst way possible, with lazy, sloppy, low-quality ports.

Soundwave said:
aikohualda said:
Arcturus said:
echoesfromthepast said:

DICE's Johan Andersson confirmed that the company had tested Frostbite 2 on the Wii U, and wasn't impressed with the results — which means that Frostbite 3 hasn't even been ported to Wii U. The EAmpire Strikes Back.

This, as most of you probably know, is pure BS. If it doesn't work right away, make it work. Don't just whine about it. Making it work is your job. Since Frostbite 3 will be hitting PS3 and X360, hardware can't be the limiting factor on Wii U. The real problems here are ideological stubbornness, bigotry and ugly malevolence. EA has come pretty low when most of use sure believed they couldn't sink any lower.

But is there A New Hope? What if Disney forces EA to put their games on all platforms in order to maintain a relationship with all companies. If Disney forces EA to  also make their Star Wars games on Wii U, then EA will have to fit Frostbite 3 on the Wii U. This means that if Wii U sales increase and the console already has Frostbite 3 because of Disney, then we might see other EA games on the console.

Is this a possibility? What do you guys think?

...or, it's just not worth their time and resources to develop games for a userbase of 3 million.

As for your topic, why would Disney force EA to develop games for the Wii U? What do you mean by "to maintain a relationship with all companies"?

a userbase of 3 million and potential market

its like saying why invest on ps4 and the next box since their current userbase is zero...


A lot of the people who will be rushing to get a PS4/720 will be Madden/FIFA fans though. Those games are a staple of the Playstation/XBox diet.

Not so much with Nintendo fans.

market is not always constant... and tapping untouched market is good.

more reason for them to do it, since companies wants to expant their market



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aikohualda said:
Arcturus said:
echoesfromthepast said:

DICE's Johan Andersson confirmed that the company had tested Frostbite 2 on the Wii U, and wasn't impressed with the results — which means that Frostbite 3 hasn't even been ported to Wii U. The EAmpire Strikes Back.

This, as most of you probably know, is pure BS. If it doesn't work right away, make it work. Don't just whine about it. Making it work is your job. Since Frostbite 3 will be hitting PS3 and X360, hardware can't be the limiting factor on Wii U. The real problems here are ideological stubbornness, bigotry and ugly malevolence. EA has come pretty low when most of use sure believed they couldn't sink any lower.

But is there A New Hope? What if Disney forces EA to put their games on all platforms in order to maintain a relationship with all companies. If Disney forces EA to  also make their Star Wars games on Wii U, then EA will have to fit Frostbite 3 on the Wii U. This means that if Wii U sales increase and the console already has Frostbite 3 because of Disney, then we might see other EA games on the console.

Is this a possibility? What do you guys think?

...or, it's just not worth their time and resources to develop games for a userbase of 3 million.

As for your topic, why would Disney force EA to develop games for the Wii U? What do you mean by "to maintain a relationship with all companies"?

a userbase of 3 million and potential market

its like saying why invest on ps4 and the next box since their current userbase is zero...

You're right, 3 million is a potential market. But EA doesn't have unlimited resources (and in fact, they just cut 10% of their workforce), so it would make more sense for them to focus their efforts on the market of 140 million users (PS3+360).