Featured Articles

Nvidia GTX 980 reviewed

Nvidia GTX 980 reviewed

Nvidia has released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture. The Geforce GTX 970 and Geforce GTX…

More...
Nvidia adjusts GTX 980 and GTX 970 pricing

Nvidia adjusts GTX 980 and GTX 970 pricing

It appears that Nvidia has been feeling the pulse of the market and took some note from comments regarding the original…

More...
iPhone 6 and 6 Plus reviews are up and they are good

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus reviews are up and they are good

Apple is dancing the same dance year after year. It releases the iPhone and two days before they start shipping it…

More...
Amazon announces three new tablets

Amazon announces three new tablets

Amazon has just released three new tablets starting with the $99 priced 6-inch Kindle Fire HD6. This is a 6-inch tablet…

More...
PowerColor TurboDuo R9 285 reviewed

PowerColor TurboDuo R9 285 reviewed

Today we will take a look at the PowerColor TurboDuo Radeon R9 285. The card is based on AMD’s new…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Friday, 03 May 2013 07:36

No Madden for Wii U

Written by David Stellmack

FIFA 14 still in doubt

EA claims that it still has a “strong partnership” with Nintendo, although it confirms that Madden NFL 25 will not be released for the Wii U. This is the latest EA title that has skipped release on the Wii U, following in the footsteps of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14, Army of Two: Devil’s Cartel, Crysis 3, and Dead Space 3. In the case of Crysis 3, Crytek admitted a Wii U version was possible, but the decision not to produce a Wii U version rested with EA.

Madden NFL 25 isn’t the only title in the EA pipeline that will not be getting a Wii U release. DICE confirmed that Battlefield 4 would not be coming for the Wii U due mostly to the fact that the Frostbite Engine that it runs on was not ported to the Wii U. This news spells an unknown future for Wii U releases from EA, since many of the upcoming EA releases will be running on the Frostbite Engine.

Sources have also suggested that FIFA 14 is also doubtful for release on the Wii U at this point. While apparently nothing has been decided yet officially, it isn’t looking good at this point. (Of course, NHL 14 will also be skipping a Wii U release.)

EA might say that they have a strong partnership with Nintendo, but they are not going to release games for the platform that are just going to lose money. Simply put, the company can’t afford it; and until Nintendo moves more systems it is a given that publishers and developers are going to continue to pull back from Wii U development. The only exception would be titles that Nintendo would subsidize the development of in some way, and even then, some developers and publishers might take a pass.

The reality for Nintendo is that the Wii U needs to sell more systems and get more software developed for the platform. It also would not be a bad idea for Nintendo to make sure that the buying public knows that the Wii U is more than just an upgraded Wii and that it is the most powerful system Nintendo has ever offered. The holiday season looks bleak for Nintendo if they miss out on all of the 3rd party popular titles that everyone is talking about for this holiday season. We think Nintendo will be thinking price cut this holiday season, even if they are not talking about it now.

blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments