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NFS: Rivals will not be on Wii U, Vita

| October 22, 2013

NFS: Rivals will not be on Wii U, Vita News Nintendo PlayStation  WIIU vita Need for Speed

Need for Speed: Rivals, the newest installment on the Need for Speed franchise, will not be on the Wii U and the PlayStation Vita due to weak sales of Need for Speed: Most Wanted on the platforms,  according to creative director Craig Sullivan.

When asked by Sixaxis why NFS: Rivals was not on the Wii U and Vita when the previous installment was, Sullivan replied, “Honestly, it’s not the kind of stuff that I like talking about in detail, that much. We did a load of extra work on the Wii U version, and we had a lot of guys working on that stuff, you know?

It didn’t really sell that many, in terms of the Wii U market. I would love for it to have, because we put so much effort into that, trust me. I’d love for it to be way bigger than it was, and the same for the Vita.

[Rivals] is going onto new hardware, and you have to work out where you focus your efforts. The 200 people working on this game are only capable of making so much, and doing so many different versions of the game, so we had to go with where we think the biggest audience will be for the game, and that’s where we are.”

NFS: Rivals also features the Frosbite 3 engine, one that EA has indicated that, while possible to use for the Wii U, it is not a high priority for them until the install base increases. According to Criterion, Ghost Games (the developers of NFS: Most Wanted) had used the Chameleon engine, which made the port possible.

NFS: Rivals will launch on November 19 for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC and on November 22 for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

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  • Wizard of Peace

    Who cares? lol If your going to get this game its going to be on PS or Xbox

  • Country Boy Lucifer

    Interesting that NFS rivals and the devs from CoD ghosts have both said one console version looks better than the other and it’s assumed that it’s the PS4.

    I’m looking forward to seeing how all of the games look on next gen consoles but i’m interested to see the differences between last gen and next gen and also the differences between xbone and ps4.

  • MARTY92

    well no games for my vita or WIIU.

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