Publisher turning focus to next-gen consoles
EA has confirmed that the publisher is not currently developing any titles for the Wii U, according to an interview with Kotaku.
Company spokesman Jeff Brown said, “We have no games in development for the Wii U currently.”
The publishing giant began porting titles such as Madden NFLand Battlefield 3 early in the console’s cycle but has now stopped that process.
At Nintendo’s E3 conference in 2011, EA was unveiled as a major partner for the WII U when then chief executive John Riccitiello said, “What Nintendo’s new console delivers speaks directly to the players of EA Sports and EA Games. Nintendo’s new console will produce brilliant high-definition graphics and new gameplay opportunities. We look forward to seeing great EA content on this new platform.”
Initially porting over older titles already available on the PS3 and 360, EA has failed to bring any new releases, such as Dead Space 3, to the ailing console. The company even announced, recently, that Madden NFL 25 wouldn’t be released on the Wii U making it the first time since 1991 that a Madden title would not be available on a Nintendo system.
Brown added that those early Wii U releases fulfilled its E3 2011 partnership with Nintendo.
EA’s focus is now turning to next-gen said Brown, adding, “I’ve been with the company long time and we have never been better positioned for the launch of new technology, either mobile or console.”
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