There’s a lot of anticipation about the upcoming Battlefield 4 shooter from EA and developer DICE. The game is expected to be unveiled later this month, however, it’s likely that it won’t be released on the Wii U. The relationship between EA and Nintendo is at an all-time low, with several key EA titles skipping the Wii U. Strike that, all key EA titles are skipping the Wii U. EA has 10 confirmed games for 2013, and none are coming to the Wii U.
When Nintendo first unveiled the Wii U, one of the games showcased was none other than Battlefield 3 (among a bunch of other EA titles). The game was reportedly in development, but was shelved when EA and Nintendo’s relationship went south. EA canceled the game just like they canceled Crysis 3, which was already up and running on the Wii U. It seems that EA is taking the feud with Nintendo more personally now.
While Battlefield 4 is expected to be released on both the current gen and next gen systems, there’s still little hope for a Wii U version. EA has 10 confirmed new games coming out in 2013, and none of them is coming on the Wii U. Need For Speed Most Wanted U is the only EA title coming to Nintendo’s console, however, that’s a remake of the 2012 racing game.
Battlefield developers DICE said back in 2011 that they “see potential in the Wii U“, and that they were looking into what they could do with the controller. Sadly, it looks like EA blocked any Wii U development at the Swedish studio.
It seems that there are even more reasons Battlefield 4 and other high-profile shooters are skipping the Wii U. Fact is, most Wii U owners aren’t the hardcore FPS crowd. Activision said they weren’t pleased with the sales of Black Ops 2 on the Wii U. ZombiU didn’t sell that well either, but some of that can be attributed to slow system sales.
Would you like to see the Battlefield 4 or Modern Warfare 4 on the Wii U in the future? Would you prefer a first person shooter on the Wii U or on another system? Let us know in the comments section.
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