EA to Support Wii U
Like all new technology, the Nintendo Wii U has already gained notable attention from investors, consumers and developers – EA is no exception. As mentioned in almost all commentary pieces for Nintendo for the past decade, Nintendo has struggled to have strong third party support. While they have had their moments and seemed to be breaking free of the reputation of being isolated, they always seem to ultimately fall back to their classification of having little support (to be fair though, they have done quite well on their own).
Like all new console launches, the hope is high that some support may find its way over to Nintendo’s new console. EA has been reported to have taken notice of the Wii U. In its 1st quarter earnings call, EA noted that they have been paying very close attention to Nintendo and their Wii U console. He acknowledged that the E3 reviews for the company were not what the company may have been hoping for, but throughout h8istory, he has learned that one should never underestimate Nintendo. Peter More, EA’s chief operating officer cited the current Wii generation as proof.
In addition to giving the Wii U recognition and stating that EA has interest in developing for the platform, he went on to say that EA has “great franchises” planned to be released upon the Wii U console. No announcements on what these franchises will be were available at the time, but he stated some will be announced in the future. EA did announce during E3 that Mass Effect would be joining Nintendo’s consoles for the first time ever, so it is already clear that EA is ready to work with and possibly strengthen their ties with Nintendo.
If Nintendo can have continued support from a company as established as EA, their software library will be greatly expanded compared to previous generations. Why are your thoughts? Any EA games you would like to see hit the Wii U? Share them below in the comments.