It looks like the broken relationship between Nintendo and EA appears to be showing no signs of healing at the moment. We recently told you that EA didn’t have any plans to bring the likes of Battlefield 4 and FIFA 14 to Nintendo’s console, despite the fact that they will release on current-gen consoles towards the end of the year.
Now though, the situation appears to have got worse – with EA now revealing in a recent interview that they are not even developing a single game for the Wii U at the moment. It means that since Nintendo’s console launched, all we have had from EA so far is FIFA 13, Mass Effect 3, Need for Speed Most Wanted and Madden 13 – that’s it.
There is no sign when EA will plan to make games for the system again and it does mount continued pressure on the growing failure to attract third-party games to the Wii U. Don’t forget that Activision has now even opted out against bringing Call of Duty Ghosts to the system, after previously delivering an excellent version of Black Ops 2.
Ubisoft is however keeping the faith in the Wii U, by bringing both Watch Dogs and Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag to the system, which is some positive news to emerge out of this. Rayman Legends is going to be another shining light on the Wii U, but that’s another Ubisoft game – where are the other publishers?
Some will say that it isn’t a big deal that EA are not making games for the system, but deep down it probably is a huge problem that Nintendo are trying to solve. How will the Wii U be able to survive if publishers skip the Wii U in favor of the next-gen PS4 and Xbox?
If you bought a Wii U at launch, let us know your thoughts on how the situation has unfolded over the last few months.
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