DICE creative director Lars Gustavsson has confirmed that Battlefield 4 will not be available on the Wii U. In an interview with Videogamer, he stated:
“I think overall for me as creative director, number one is to deliver a really great game and experience. Sometimes, at least for us, it’s focusing on what you do well and what you know well, and ensuring that you deliver something good than trying a bit too much, stretching yourself too thin and risking it. I’d rather play it safe, deliver something really good and then look at the future and what could possibly be done than trying a bit too hard and [failing].”
So there you have it, folks. John Riccitiello may not be the CEO of EA after the end of March, but the company is still unwilling to take risks on the Wii U until its a sure bet for them. It’s a shame to see the creative director of such a famous development studio admit that the Wii U is more risk than reward.