According to Johan Andersson, Technical Director on Frostbite at DICE, the Frostbite 3 engine will not support the Wii U console. According to him, the engine was tested on the Wii U but returned poor results. This announcement comes as the relationship between Electronic Arts and Nintendo is less than perfect. Sadly, it is also at the same time that Disney and EA have announced a partnership for the Star Wars Gaming Franchise.
A similar claim was made when Epic Games announced that the Unreal Engine 4 will not run on the Wii U. Later, Mark rein clarified that although the Unreal Engine 4 would not work, the games could be ported to the Wii U without issue.
There has been a lot of speculation that the Frostbite 2, or even 3, engine has not had enough testing to completely rule it out for the Wii U. This speculation is due to the rocky relationship between EA and Nintendo.
What are your thoughts about EA and Nintendo’s relationship, is it a petty argument or is it something bigger?
**Before this becomes a Nintendo Bashing fest in the comments, let’s remember that EA and Nintendo have never really played nice together. So, it is no surprise that EA is acting this way. The Wii U could be the most powerful machine on the market and we would undoubtedly see some hesitation by EA.