Well EA has announced that it has no games in development for the Wii U. This is one of those things that is half news and half not news. Think about it what has EA published on a Nintendo console that anyone has actually boiught? I can’t think of a single little thing published by them for the Wii let alone the current Wii U. So what makes this significant? Besides the fact that everyone else seems to be doing the same thimg?
EA is still a multimillion dollar publisher. It’s one of the most powerful corporations involved in the video game industry today. Which is pretty surprising considered EA is constantly stated as being the worst and most hated company in the world. Worst yet there was an international pole which determined that EA was the defacto most hated company. How’s that for a morale boost?
Why isn’t there any games for the Wii U? Well there’s been rumors about a backdoor deal where EA tried to force Nintendo into usingg Origin as their official online service. Which will not be linked to here because it’s only rumors and may be the biggest conspiracy since the arcade era. The other more boring more likely scenario is the simple fact that Wii U can not run the Frostbite engine nor the Unreal Engine 4 that EA uses for all of it’s current games.
Once again that last one seems far more likely and makes sense. I know everyone loves to paint EA as some huge evil corporation but come on that doesn’t mean that it’s at the level of evil backroom deals in shady warehouses. This isn’t the movies.