The next generation of EA games are looking less likely to arrive on the Wii U. DICE recently unveiled its Frostbite 3 Engine being used for Battlefield 4, and the developers said that they will not be bringing the shooter to the console.
EA’s Patrick Bach recently explained that Battlefield 4 would not be coming to the Wii U, and his reasons were that there was no support in place for that console. So no Battlefield 4 for Wii U fans then, but what about their other big games?
Frostbite 3 will likely be the next-gen backbone for a lot of big titles from EA if the widespread use of Frostbite 2 in their recent releases is any indication. In fact, Bioware has already confirmed they’ll be using the engine for their upcoming titles.
A challenging situation for Nintendo going forward with EA indeed, but not one that they haven’t faced in the past. Wii owners will remember heavy droughts during the console’s life that lasted until Nintendo went ahead and made their own games for the hardware. The Wii U was billed as the Nintendo console for core gamers, but its beginning to look like those core gamers will be the ones being left out in the cold once again.