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EA reportedly shuns game development for the Nintendo Wii U

The Wii U is perhaps the first of the trifecta of next generation consoles, but many consider it be a relic from the age of the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3 as only in 2012, Nintendo managed to

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The Wii U is perhaps the first of the trifecta of next generation consoles, but many consider it be a relic from the age of the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3 as only in 2012, Nintendo managed to cram in support for 1080p Full HD gaming. Earlier in the month EA DICE revealed that it would not port its next generation Frost Bite 3 engine for the console, which meant that the console would not receive graphically intensive titles like Battlefield 4 or a Mass Effect spin off. Today, Kotaku is reporting that EA’s Jeff Brown says that EA is currently developing no games for the Wii U.

Back at E3 2011, Nintendo had paraded EA on the stage when it unveiled the Wii U to world and the developer had pledged support for the console. But considering, its lackluster graphical prowess it is not too surprising that EA is not continuing development for the console.

In the last year EA has released a number of big titles like Mass Effect and Need for Speed Most Wanted, but it appears that the company is focusing more towards what Sony and Microsoft plan on releasing later this year.

Remember, Sony has already outlined the hardware specs for the PlayStation 4 and Microsoft is scheduled to hold an event on May 21 in Redmond where it will probably outline details about the next Xbox.

Both the consoles are expected to be launched by the end of the year, and graphically both are expected to be wildly superior to the Wii U.

  • Published Date: May 17, 2013 11:02 AM IST