EA: Wii U will be successful
EA thinks the Wii U will be successful, and plans on supporting it with all the EA games they deem “fit” for the console. So says EA’s Patrick Soderlund in an interview with USA Today, where he spoke about Nintendo’s new console and the publisher’s plans for it. He said that EA will be bringing their EA Sports titles to the console at launch, including Madden 13 and FIFA 13, among other games.
“We’re backing the Wii U with a couple of titles for launch”, said Soderlund, adding, “If [the Wii U] is successful, we’ll be on it, and we absolutely hope it will be, and think it will be”. So far there are 3 EA titles that are coming to the Wii U this year: Madden 13, FIFA 13, and Mass Effect 3. In addition, EA announced that next month it’ll be hosting an “open house” dedicated to its upcoming Wii U games. Some of the games expected to be showcased are the mentioned EA Sports titles, Mass Effect 3, and other possible EA Wii U games. Battlefield 3 has been rumored to be coming to the Wii U for over a year now, and it’s likely it could be one of the titles to be showcased.
A few weeks ago, EA said they have a few games in development for the Wii U, games that are yet to be unveiled. EA president Frank Gibeau pointed out that EA will support the Wii U at launch much more than last time with the Wii.