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Nintendo NX: EA games will only come to console “if it makes sense”


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EA will only make games for the Nintendo NX “if it makes sense”, according to studios vice president Patrick Soderlund.

In an interview with the BBC, Soderlund spoke about Nintendo’s upcoming hardware, and the potential for EA to develop for it.

“I personally and the company are huge fans of Nintendo, they’re the reason why I started making games,” Soderlund said. “We’re in constant communication with them and when they come to market something – and if it makes sense for us – we’ll be there.”

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The comment raises questions as to whether or not the Nintendo NX will have strong third party support at launch.

For Soderlund to say that EA games will only come to Nintendo NX “if it makes sense” could suggest that the company isn’t currently developing anything for the new platform.

With Nintendo having previously lacked support from third-party developers with previous hardware, and speculation suggesting the company remains incredibly secretive over the new console, it is a little disconcerting to hear one of the biggest developers in the industry not throw its weight behind the NX.

EA recently unveiled the next entry in the popular Battlefield franchise, Battlefield 1. The publishing giant is promising to bring an incredibly strong lineup to this year's E3, including Titanfall 2 and Mass Effect Andromeda.

What are your thoughts? Do you expect EA games to come to the Nintendo NX? Let us know in the comments.


May 11, 2016, 3:16 pm

Yah its garbage. Wii U's chip system may parallelize slightly differently than the much weaker 2x 4core packages taped together for the APU's. However, each one of its 3 cores are very robust and its all implemented on embedded RAM SoI. Especially for graphics, its extremely strong.

EA use Frostbite almost exclusively, Patrick Bach simply didn't want put DiCE's games next to Mario, so in order to out-do Crytek whom already had Wii U performing. They simply proved to EA that Frostbite could do Wii U, but then because they actually don't want to put their software on a platform they consider has the wrong public image, made up nonsense that it couldn't.

Intels new Skylake-R's are exactly the same thing as Wii U's chip package is. Just newer with more cache. What're EA and DiCE gonna do.. Not support it? :D

If developers were willing to tighten up processing across more robust cores, Wii U has 3 + 2 co-processors. There is more than enough there to run even the most demanding games. Its a shame EA's suits don't know enough about what the devs under their umbrella actually DO that they were willing to let this go. Then, Riccitiello did, thats why he left EA.

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