EA executive vice president Patrick Soderlund was asked about whether EA will bring ports of games to Wii U. According to Soderlund, EA doesn’t make ports “at all” and instead tries to make games that are unique to each platform. Soderlund says that because the Wii U has many unique capabilities, developers have to get a hold of its exclusive features.
Finally, how much is EA investing in Wii U? Will there be just ports of other games?
“Well I would say EA doesn’t make ports at all anymore. We try to make games that are ideal for each platform as much as possible. Obviously for PS3 and Xbox 360 the systems are similar, so we cross-develop. But we will always try to take an approach about what is unique for that platform. Wii U has many unique capabilities so you have to embrace the unique elements of the platform otherwise there’s not much point doing it at all.”
“There is no general rule for developing a game. We custom tailor for each one, so everything is a bit chaotic, but it’s worth it.”