EA’s Star Wars Games Could Still Appear on Wii U

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The recent news of EA’s deal with Disney to produce Star Wars games has been met with both excitement and anger from the gaming community. Many Nintendo fans feel slighted by EA because of certain business decisions leading many to believe that EA has abandoned or will not support the Wii U or 3DS much more in the future. However, during the question portion of EA’s Q4 2013 Earnings Conference Call today, EA commented on their recent deal with Disney to produce Star Wars games that could shine a new light on the situation.

While EA was not able to name specific Star Wars games that will be (or are currently being) made, they emphasized the fact that the games will span all major platforms – Including all major consoles, mobile, and PC.

While specific consoles were not mentioned, this could put to rest rumors that the games would not be seen on Nintendo’s new console the Wii U or handheld the 3DS.

Nintendo fans are among some of the most vocal in their disdain for EA at the moment. However, if a Star Wars game appeared on the Wii U or 3DS, would you be willing to purchase it?

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  • http://www.facebook.com/crackkat.paul.7 Crackkat L Ryuzaki

    Disney needs to take control here an slap EA if they try anything stupid

  • Erimgard

    All platforms is a general term. That doesn’t mean they’re promising to design for literally very console in existence. When it comes to their home consoles we know the following:

    A: The games will run on Frostbite 3
    B: EA tested Frostbite 2 on the Wii U, didn’t like how it ran, and stated that they would not be bringing any version of Frostbite to the console

    Ergo, the Wii U is not going to be receiving any Star Wars titles under the EA/Frostbite regime.

    • http://GamerXChange.net/ Simply G

      Frostbite 3 also doesn’t run on tablets or smartphones. As noted in the post, EA paused on the call and took time to explicitly say that some Star Wars games would also appear on those in addition to the consoles and PC.

      We must wait and see the final outcome.

    • http://www.facebook.com/leetyroneus Tyrone Lee

      The Crysis Engine ran damn near perfectly….but Frostbite can’t….E.A is Lazy and Butt hurt….

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/PwerlvlAmy GameNChick

      Misinformed. They’re saying the Frostbite 3 engine does not run on the Wii U,however they’re using the same engine for Battlefield 4,which they’re bringing to XBOX 360 and Playstation.

      On top of that, CryEngine 3(which is heavy CPU wise than Frostbite 3 engine) runs perfectly smooth on the Wii U(as seen with the recent gameplay of Shadow Of The Eternals), as well as the Wii U runs UE3 and has been confirmed to run UE4(scaled).

      • Erimgard

        I’m not saying Wii U can’t run Frostbite. I’m saying the lead guy at EA DICE (creators of Frostbite) said he’s not bringing the engine to the system



  • Tsuna

    This begs the question, Do they consider Wii U a major platform thus this comment resolved nothing, madden releases for pretty much all MAJOR platforms. Guess what Wii U isn’t getting.

    • http://GamerXChange.net/ Simply G

      That’s a good question. We’ll have to wait and see.

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