Next gen EA games will skip the Wii U due to Frostbite Engine

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  1. Guild McCommunist
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    EA will not be invading the Wii U next gen. This comes on the news of the Wii U having performance issues with EA's next generation Frostbite Engine.

    More akin to the Luftwaffe bombing of London, EA will be destroying the bastion of hope for Nintendo owners with exciting new titles such as Mass Effect 4, Dragon Age 3: Inquisition, Battlefield 4, and a supposedly new Star Wars game arising from the partnership between EA and Disney to create a true Axis force.

    When it comes to EA games, it seems Wii U owners will be starved of quality titles.

    With any hope, other third party developers will storm the Normandy-esque beaches of the Wii U, liberating owners from a lack of games.

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  2. kehkou

    kehkou does what Nintendon't

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    ...and there goes another nail on that coffin.
     
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  3. Dork

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    *Next gen EA games will skip the Wii U due to Nintendo refusing to use Origin as it's online infrastructure
     
  4. Guild McCommunist
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    Because that stopped other EA games like Mass Effect 3 and Need for Speed: Most Wanted.

    HEY GUYS LET'S ACT LIKE THIS IS A POINT.

    EDIT: And if you think Nintendo actively DENYING an option for their platform that makes them lose games is a GOOD thing then you should get your head checked.
     
  5. Chary

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    Wait. Didn't his happen with the Dreamcast as well? (And we all know how that turned out)
     
  6. Foxi4

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    Now, now, now - EA is only skipping the WiiU when it comes to Frostbyte 3-based games, not all their games.
     
  7. Dork

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    But it is a point.

    And I never stated it was a good thing, but okay.
     
  8. Celice

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    I wonder how Nintendo's international stockholders will react. EA does not necessarily mean great games and great profit, but their licenses and monopoly on sports are a lucrative attraction for investors, and to have this estranged from the WiiU can be somewhat devastating. (I don't mean that this news in specific entails a lack of those kinds of titles, but EA and other publishers have been dipping out of the WiiU business with several major titles, it seems.)

    More and more Nintendo seems to be estranging themselves from the market, standing on their own legs and alone. Initially they had the attraction of console dominance, where developers and publishers would flock to them. More and more it's feeling like Nintendo's becoming displaced from its popularity, and consequently are losing that which bolstered the attractiveness of their consoles. Nintendo is becoming a Nintendo machine for Nintendo games--holding themselves up as one of the few main software developers on their recent (main) systems.
     
  9. Guild McCommunist
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    But like if it was an actual point EA wouldn't bring games to the system. But they did.

    Crysis 3 Wii U died for a multitude of reasons, not a lack of Origin.
     
  10. Dork

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    With these games, they run on a new engine which EA probably doesn't want to port because the Wii U is struggling right now.
    I'm sure there were many reasons behind Crysis 3, but no Origin is an example of lack of business support.
     
  11. raulpica

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    inb4WiiUi XL with stronger hardware and less fail
     
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    Naw man, it just follows its namesake. It's doing fine.

    ...now you're playing with power. :tpi:
     
  13. Hyro-Sama

    Hyro-Sama I'm from the fucking future.

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    Wii U is dead.

    [​IMG]
     
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    This makes no sense. The current gen consoles can run the frostbite engine (very poorly tho), so why can't the wiiu? Is EA implying that the WiiU is inferior to those consoles hardware-wise?
    :unsure:
     
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    With a 14'' tablet controller.
     
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    Frostbyte 2, yes, but not Frostbyte 3 which is the Next-Gen engine. ;)

    [​IMG]
     
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    Battlefield 4 is using Frostbite 3 and is coming to the PS360.

    This has more to do with the Wii U's install base being too low for EA to justify bringing over their engine than any technical limitations.
     
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    I'm sure you know better than the EA Techies.






    (What I actually mean is that you're accusing them without proof, and that's slander)
     
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    Well, the Wii U is gone.