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EA Sports talks Wii U

| May 5, 2012

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There’s still plenty of confusion about Nintendo’s Wii U due to a lack of information out of the company.  Rumors and speculation have put the Wii U tech specs at par with the current generation, leaving gamers and critics to assume that Nintendo’s next console wasn’t actually “Next Gen” hardware.

In a recent interview, Cam Weber of EA Sport told Game Informer that the Wii U is definitely next generation hardware, and EA is treating it as such.  When asked if the console was really a next-gen platform: “Absolutely.  It’s a new platform with a new controller input, so we’ll do everything we can to deliver an experience that will take advantage of the hardware for that consumer,” said Weber.

“I think with this generation, what we want to do is really clean house, get our technology in order, and make sure we really have this great platform and these different elements so we can take that with us when we transition to future hardware.”

It looks like EA Sports franchises will be looking to take full advantage of what the Wii U has to offer, when it releases later this year.  No surprise though, EA had announced their commitment to the platform when their CEO took the stage at E3 last year.

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  • Janey

    The more I hear about how developers are going to use the Wii U tablet, the more excited I’m getting for this console.

  • ZanetheWise

    I just hope EA puts their development money where their mouth is. The comments on Crysis 3 and Wii U are not encouraging.

    • Goara

      Yeah EA said publicly that their “Key” Franchises will be on Wii U. So is Crysis not “key” to them?

      • ZanetheWise

        I suppose not, which is a bummer. I quite enjoyed Crysis 2 and think
        there’s a lot of potential for the third on that crazy Upad controller.

        That said, I won’t rule out a port just yet. The game isn’t hitting
        until 2013, and by all accounts the system is easy to develop for. EA
        may just be biding their time before sending a command down the chain to
        ol’ Crytek.

        I guess we’ll have to wait and see.