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Wii U owners might be catching a break. EA chief financial officer Blake Jorgensen made a presentation at the Stifel Nicolaus Internet, Media, & Communications Conference yesterday, offering new information on the publisher's plans for the Wii U.
Last week, EA stated definitively that it has no games in development for Nintendo's home console. Yesterday, Jorgensen gave a different take, stating, "We are building titles for the Nintendo console, but not anywhere near as many as we are for PS or Xbox."
EA previously stated it was having trouble getting Frostbite running on the Wii U. We also know that FIFA and Madden will be skipping that platform this fall. Without Frostbite, the underpinning of EA studios' next generation development, it's unlikely we'll see marquee titles on the Wii U.
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That's what I thought, EA.
probably figured out that the Wii U will sell more units come x-mas with its $350 price tag compare to the $500 (at least) price tag the competitors will have. And since in 6 months the install base of it was 3.5M there is a lot of money that could be gained from it.
b*tch please!! I know damage control when I read it!!
Who even would make a Wii U game for them nowadays? They've closed down all their "creative" studios - there's no one to make another Boom Blox-type thing for the console. It's all just mainstream games from their sports studios (studio? A lot of them seem to just come from Tiburon), action studios like Visceral, and racers from Criterion nowadays... nothing that remotely fits in with the gaming landscape Nintendo has set up, that's broadly appealing and good for families, girls and non-aggro brodudes. These days, EA is practically appealing to the Xbox-only crowd. They wouldn't have made a difference as to whether or not the Wii U succeeds in the first place...
Nintendo just needs to court OTHER publishers, and make sure they don't lose Activision and Ubi Soft. They'll bring the mainstream games; and they'll bring ones that sell better than EA could. Mostly though, Nintendo needs the Japanese support from guys like Sega, Capcom, Konami, and those guys. Just like with the 3DS, which EA also ignores.
Wise move EA.
i see walt disney comming to the wii u
This must be because there is that ONE guy in EA who is SO efficient that they can't get rid of him, and he's a Nintendo fan, threatening them to leave unless they make a GOOD game for the Wii U.
So it's "then Nintendo console" now?
*** u Nintendo you let me down not buying your *** again
And this is relevant now...
When the Wii U was in the beginning stages weren't they talking so much about how well the Frostbite Engine was running on the Wii U? And now they're stating how they were having trouble getting the engine to run on the console. I'm so pissed and confused right now. So if they say they're building games for the console what kind of engine will the games be running on and will any of these games be multi platform? From what I'm seeing is another situation like the original Wii a bunch of ports. Hopefully Nintendo ports the right stuff and embraces HD Remakes....SOMETHING!!!
Might they finally get a Battlefield??? mostly likely not.
Long story short:
1. Before Xbox One's event: EA says WiiU is not on their plans.
2. Xbox One's event: turns out to be terrible.
3. After Xbox One's event: EA says "damn, MS screwed up. No risks taken, we go with WiiU too".
I will say the Wii U isn't for me. I have a Wii, I'm happy with it, but this thing doesn't appeal to me. But for those that have shown interest and have put in money to get one, I would like them to enjoy some more games.
I find guys like CFO of EA to be nauseating. At first, his employer was saying that this system is "dead in the water." Now because of public outcry, or the realization that the assertion is very premature, EA is interested in supporting it?
As soon as I saw the WiiU gamepad, I thought of all the neat effects you can do on that touchscreen. Inventory management, HUD Displays, picking plays in a myriad of sports games, mini-games to unlock features or items in-game, etc.
This lack of effort kinda tells me that EA just wants to go for the quick production and reap the quick bucks.
Lol. Who cares. The Wii U is dead to me.
That's a lie. EA hates Ninty's guts.