EA Say They Won’t Make Ports For Wii U

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.”

160 thoughts on “EA Say They Won’t Make Ports For Wii U”

  1. good news.
    i am english. and i am HYPED that fifA 13 FOR WIIU has better graphics and more features for the wiiu . it is not a port .
    if anything the ps3 version is an awful version of the wiiu’s fifa 13 .
    you can use the pro controller , you can look around the pitch with the gamepad , touch screen passing and commands , and the crowd resoloution and pitch detail has been doubled.
    compare that build to the ps3 and 360 version which will be EXACTLY the same .
    EA basicaly saying we will try and add good things for wiiu multi platform titles , which i like .

      1. its like saying ‘England/ Britain is the most important country in History , took the entire world over got bored , and then sent a load of criminals and rejects with no job to america (you) and Australia and south africa and other places .
        why dont you have some respect for your ancestors ????
        America should be called England 2 . the largest british isle.
        nuff said.
        no disrespect to America tho , it is the most powerful and inderpendant country on Earth.
        but with out UK . there would be No US . you would be today called ‘Red India’ . :/

          1. nope . i didnt specify any race.
            i highlighted that England is a superious country who invented the modern world.

        1. my god so much bullshit in just 2 paragraphs

          i’m really growing to like you the more i hear from you :)

          and it’s “independent”
          no a’s no r’s and certainly no additional i’s

                1. I just lost it at ”I have the intellect”… beautiful! :”””)
                  You know your life better than I do, so think about how miserable and friendless it really is =) !

            1. Where does it imply anywhere in this article, let alone in Nintedward’s comment, that the Wii U is going to fail?

              1. no where . it says there is going to be enhanced ports coming to wiiu .
                thats a really good thing .

          1. thanks American , glad you guys actualy know how to speak our language properly. it is reasuring to know .

            1. America is full of idiots,stupits,nerds,ganxtas,bastards,motherfuckers,black anliens like you,ungrammar guys like u,too many gays,lesbians,bisexuals and the most important:Morons

              1. what ?????? grammar ?????
                i speed type at least it is still coherent . reading your comment has just gave my brain cancer big time !!!!

        2. you really have no idea about anything that has happened in the history of mankind have you? the people that went to america CHOSE to leave because of religious persecution. they weren’t criminals and rejects. and guess what, england was TRYING to control the colonies, but couldn’t because of there extremely poor military. hell there “elite” military got taken out bye a bunch of untrained farmers. and england had so say in what the contenent of america would be called. it was actually named after amerigo vespucci. and ITALIAN explorer, much like Christopher Columbus. so it should be more like “with no italian explorers or england’s intolerance for different beliefs, than the united states of america wouldn’t be how we see it today.”

            1. the pilgrims were extremely irrational as well, they were extreme protistants, that had no toleration for any “sin” and would publicly humiliate anyone who would commit them. and the main reason for them leaving england to form the colonies was because of the church of england trying to force the protestants to follow there church, so they left to form there own nation.

          1. jeeez , you didnt have to make up all this slander :P
            our ‘extremely poor military’ was the best in Existence. until America came along.
            Remember our Naval Fleets , muva fuka ??

        3. Funny cuz I’m from America and I think we are the most dependent country, idt anything in my house is actually made in America -_- not even our cereal lol jk

      1. unlucky for you , it is the greatest sport on Earth.
        really interesting to see people battleing and skilling eac other week in week out.

          1. the opening day of the premier league , had 2 , 5-0 games a 3-0 a 3-2 etc etc etc.
            its exciting and glorious and doesnt go on for 4 hours like baseball does.

          1. and ?? Who cares ! I’m not hater but for me is fotball boring (yea im boy) just running after stupid ball and kicking it into enemy players gate. (or face xD) For me its not funny at all …

      1. the UK is awesome . being English is something to be proud of. being from any country is something to be proud of.
        England isnt England anymore . its a multi cultural Metropolis .
        which is cool

        1. Why the fuck did you bring England up in the first place?
          It has NOTHING to do with this article, wtf.

          Stop trolling please.

        2. PROOF WHITES HAVE POWER! 1. MINORITIES ALWAYS FLOCK TO WHITE POWER 1ST WORLD COUNTRYS LIKE LEECH COCKROQCHES 2 THEY ALWAYS SAY THATS RACIST BECAUSE THEY KNOW WE ON TOP! ITS LIKE A CHILD CRYING TO ITS MOTHER THUS I FEEL POWER 3 WE MURDER AND DID SOME FUCKING RAPE HECK IM HORNY JUST THINKING ABOUT IT 4 WE SUPPLY THE BEST DRUGS 5 WE HAVE CARS PHONE TV WHITE TECH THAT LEECHES TRY AND TAKE 5 WE WENT TO THE FUCKING MOON 6 UNLIKE OTHER SAVAGE RACES THAT BOW TO GOD WE BOW TO NONE WE DEFEATED AND KILLED GOD AND UNLIKE GOD WE KNOW HOW THE UNIVERSE BEGAN AND ENDED 1488 MOYHERFUCKER WHOEVER NOT Gringo power youll cry racsim because its all uour useless asses can do if white die you motherfuckers are screwed becuase who can cure aids but us where else can you live in future world like kings but in a white powerful nation. im fuckiing proud to be white and we are fucking gods who made fire cure build and kill motherfuxkers respect bitches

          1. Racism sucks ass . you are a leech .
            I was just saying England has a glorious history of Empires and Industry .
            other races are all awesome to you phukin di-k .
            all of them .
            all the music , art , food and everything is affected from all over the world.
            heck as an Englishman or an American we are just a mixture of different races.
            so stfu .
            carry on being Racist you will End up in HELL.
            if like me you look at history , thats fine .
            if like you , you call any other ‘race’ inferior in any other way you will burn in the fiery depths of hell.
            were not powerfull or clever , we are over populating and detroying the earth.
            everyone on earth is a retard.
            apart from self sustainent tribes who respect their land . they are cleverer than us all day long .

              1. just magic reincarnation with no help from a ‘god’
                you just expect to pop out of your mums ass again , just because the godless universe will decide to reincarnate you ???
                move along Snigfried von narrowmind .
                the big bang just ‘happend for no reason didnt it , cus some scientists said so’
                move along. i will pull my penis out when you get to hell.

                1. reincarnation has an explanation as matter can notbe destroyed. theres not such thing as a soul or god. big bang mystery orgin has been solved by carl segan and another guy. the only way matter can be destroyed is by antimatter and matter colliding which after that it becomes nothingness. but by quntam mechanics you can reverse the process and bam you get a big bang. just reearch black holes,virtual particle which is kinda shaky And the biggest proof that something coming from nothing is einsteins white hole. white holes spew out matter and everything spirals sobunivers dies does 180 and bam another big bang. just look at resear h white holes,black holes,antimatter and matter ,physics and quantaum mechanics btw RIP GOD WHITE POWER

                  1. your a fukkin idiot. listen scientist’s do not know shi-t about anything.
                    they think they do .
                    but the whole universe is god .
                    the whole universe is a conscious being and is testing us for its own personal pleasure and sense of worth. its name is GOD.
                    GOD was even clever enough to trick a load of stupid scientist into thinking there was no god. clever eh ???
                    when you die , and god tells you ”your brain is pathetic you jack ass”
                    i will be laughing at you .
                    you will get your request. you will be vanished from existence like you believed .
                    god is real .go and think long and hard about it !

                    1. Scientist study everything. We study our cosmology and our planet very inti rately to make this cosmological theories. Elbert einstien through mathimatical equation discovered black holes and such and through math we discovered pluto and that was before the had orbs and satelittes to confirm such anomalies. The holy bable is EPI FAIL! Scientist know universe will die. They know the big bang but arent sure if another one might happen they believe the universe is a spatial shape that rotates 180 weirdly based on the way galaxies spiral,the suns perfect round shape etc. We do know that antimatter,gravity and psychics behavie strangly based on odd shapes in some galaxies. For a noob try io9 its a cool science blog. Btw the first fucking chapter of the bible has a shit ton of mistakes. Oh also mr xian lol bullshit anyways why does god reward ignorance and judges unfairly uess raightouse jugement means people like hitler and oj get to go to heaven based on faith alone and people like richard dwakins go to hell because of lack of gullibality lol

            1. if racism sucks why is there an naacp, why is there viva laraza, why do special needs retards get free scholorships, why do minoritys act in a mob Mentality ask the mexican brownberrets or black panters. actually what sucks is turning a blind eye or being purposly deaf or blind go walk your suckass in detriot at night and spread your equality crap yo a bunch of animals with no compassion for your little boy.

              1. LUCIFER ???? i thought the internet speed was almost unusable in HELL???
                gtfp devil , your an ass . you invented racism and unfairness. you are a dick and we all hate you. you are a drama queen. why couldnt you just let the world get along in peace ??? you had to introduce war , ciggeretes , racism , and all this sh-it .
                go and troll hitlers HellSN profile you freaking gimp

                1. actually some say god is the devil since he killed more than lucifer,jesus called yhe morning star,biblical inaccuracy making god a liar which is a attribute to satan ironically. bible wrongs;called bats birds,whales fish, pie number called round,10 commandments mishaps, exodus never existing, god describd in exodus as an active volcano and in other passages a storm, calling earth flat dome and many more. holy babel morality fails; promotes racism lol, slavery,bigotry lol, child abuse,spusal abuse,child rape, incantations, canabalsim,ism, and many more examples. HOLY babel is dead wrong about animals and genetics saying rabbits chew cud or ostrich behavior gotten wrong and stripe animalsmake stripe babies smh. theres so much more see white people killed you awsome god =we arr gods thus rip

            2. the worlds being overpopulted not by whites but the low class minorities. theres a correlation to intelligence and breeding. also the majority of mexicans and blacks breed not becuase condoms dont feel good but simply because they want to outnumber and destroy thewhite race yet ironically leech of every white thing we made. you know whats funny im actually spanish YES A MINORITY and even i know these blacks and spanish are like even chinese ungrateful bastards is what the are. you dont knkw how lucky you are To be white and naturally have a higher iq,compassion towards other and a civial society. i use bleach on my skin anything to be more white and im white tone. i wish i could trade spots with you since you hate beimg white so i could marry a buetiful master race angel like blonde. btw nig bang origins already has been solved so
              we can offically bury god atheist

              1. Replace intelligence with knowleadge and I agree to a certain point. If the poor KNEW about condoms they would use them. If they DID NOT have to depend on their kids for money when they grew old they would not overpopulate. If they knew more stuff they would be fine, but they will not because people send them $$$ and think that will help. Don’t give them a meal but teach them to get their own is a better strategy than what we do know. Spread knowleadge and the world will be a better and not maybe fair but at least alitte fairer.

              2. your mind is about as healthy as my ass.
                how do you know god doesnt exist XD. nobody can prove god doesnt exist lol .
                that is just hilarious . think about it . if god does indeed exist then he would make us all think he didnt exist so he can test us .
                people like you will be erased .
                people whose mind’s arent 1 dimensional will be allowed a new life after judgement day or the appocalypse.
                people believe in god not because they are sad , because they genuinely believe he exists.
                science is flawed and makes little to no sense at all .
                the big bang theory has an inifinite amount of holes and flaws .
                so there was nothing and a big bang just happened for no reason at all ??
                i like to think that the multiverse has existed for ever and just keeps spawning new children (universes) .

                1. I THINK ALOT WHICH I TAKE ZOLOFT SO I WONT GO NUTS LMFAO anyways I GUESS HITLER,Child rapist,and all passed the test oh wait only 1 true religon/followers go to heaven but how the FUCK is that going to happen when the bible condritiactes itself and can be proven wrong front to back! ALSO FUNNY WHO WERE RELLY THE AUTHORS OF BABLE ? ONLY PAUL SEEMS CORRECT AND HIS WRITTENS SPEAK NOTHING OF SALVATION BY FAITH OR JEBUSS! ALSO MOSES WASNT ORIGINAL AUTHOR OH OH! BIBLE WAS PROVEN TO HAVE COPIED ORIGINAL EGYPTIAN STORIES AND OTHER RELIGONS THAT PREDATE THE BABEL 1000 OF YEARS HOLY SHIT =NOT FIRST AND ARE THEY PLAGIRIST LMFAO! HECK MEHAVESHU=SPELL CHECK it IS WAY OLDER THAN BABEL AND IT TALKS ABOUT A TRINITY! STRING THEORY AND COMPUTER tracer might pick up a signal from a passing universe=multiverse=proof but so far we only have mathimatical equations. anyways back to holy babel is flawed and has been estimated to be rewritten more than 100x holy shit and by men back then who quote”lying to keep the faith is a virtue” wtf. Science grows on evidance while babel rewrittes as it sees fit. lol pwned!

                    1. Dude, a simple science lesson will teach you that God isn’t real, and this is coming from a guy that believes in God.

                1. china also make lead toys so you can play witb and be retarded. anywyas rip god and rip you moron i made ya white powers bitches half mexiacn and half jew white power 1488 motherfuckers

                  1. lucifer and sig shut up seriously…. one reason why I dont ever comment on this site is because you guys make a fucking circus out of this shit with racism this and racism that. If you want to express your opinions fine but do it somewhere else… you guys need to be fucking banned from this site for good….if I compared ness and aelous to you two assholes I rather have them here more than you guys.. they may not like nintendo (and I respect them for their opinion cause Im open to all gaming systems) but I dont see them being big dicks like you guys saying fuck fags or black people or whoever. One day you’ll say the wrong thing and I hope you guys learn your lesson.


          2. To all you England people out there this is exactly what the rest of our society has to deal with everyday, ignorant white people who think that their color justifies their place in the world…ironic u sound like the opposite of an ignorant black person…which is known as the N word (I can say it because I am black but choose not to because I won’t dumb down my vocab on sikr’s article) but grow up and get a clue color doesn’t make u better then anyone else, I think your ancestors learned that the hard way…funny u say white man is the only one who can cure aids oddly enough he gives the cure to MAGIC JOHNSON…huh how does that work? Ur probably some lonely wannabe KKK member who was mistreated as and told don’t like them other “inferior” races…I actually feel bad for u, u r missing out on experiences that not any one race could provide

  2. So the graphics for their games that come out on the Wii-U should be graphically superior to the XBOX and PS3 versions, right EA. That is what you are saying?

        1. confirmed by EA live on the internet. and then posted all over news forums on the internet .
          Fifa 13 developer Matt prior has confirmed that he was able to double the crowd resoloution and add ‘infinite detail’ to pitch . so on the wiiu version instead of the crowd looking ugly it will look awesome and the grass is going to look realistic etc . probably other improvements aswell .
          confirmation is a funny thing isnt it ???? ISNT IT ?

            1. look for one then you gimp . its not hard . search FIFA 13 wiiu on youtube . matt prior will guide you through the pro’s and pro’s of fifa 13 wiiu.
              god knows about madden 13 . probablt because it has a tiny budget and is not a worldwide franchise like fifa is.
              a handfull of americans , compared to the entire world who play fifa .
              i think fifa13 will have 2-3 times as a big a budget .
              madden’s developers will be exposed for who they are , or it will turn out to be a great game with wiiu controls .

      1. You’re an idiot. Been watching you post for an hour. There is no such thing as “non excistance” or “nothingness”

    1. it has new weapon , you can play it away from tv , possible overhauled graphics etc etc /.
      it is a ‘remastering’ not a str8 ‘port’

      ocarina of time on 3ds looks and plays better than on n64 for example. they are almost 2 different games although same in story etc .

    2. It has alot of features. Plus you have to remember, the dead line to get these WiiU launch title out is very short, it needs a good selection of games at launch, so they dont have alot of time to spend making massive differences (i think the people making the WiiU mass effect started it in June from what i read. But look at Ninja Gaiden 3, thats almost a complete re-do of the game, and Arkham City has lots of features, along with Fifa, Darksiders 2 apparently has more than just menus according to an interview.

          1. If I played the original, there is absolutely no point in getting what’s basically a GOTY version with controller gimmicks overloaded.

    3. Ok y’all are right EA did not ‘develop’ Mass Effect….Bioware did. I am not here to argue semantics….EA did publish the game so in my eyes ‘publish/develop/make’ all the same. And I can read…but we won’t get into insults…I don’t stoop that low.

  3. maybe this means mass effect 3 will be so much changed that it counts as a ‘remastering” same with batman . not just a lazy port. maybe they have changed the resoloution and detail and everything , which means it is a different version . not a port.
    i am interested in those 2 games ftw .

        1. I wouldn’t get your hopes up. At all. Nintendo is keen to get some big names and hardcore games on their new system, and the companies behind them are excited for the chance to have their games available for a whole new audience. Fact is 75% of people who buy ME3 or Batman for WiiU won’t have played them on PS3/Xbox 360, so they could get away with a pretty straightforward port. Consider yourself lucky they’re throwing in the DLC.

          1. i still expect better graphics and EXTRA features. look at batman it has TONS of new features . scanning with the gamepad , touchscreen . motion etc etc .
            its a completely different build of the game .

            1. I wouldn’t be too sure about better graphics, I doubt they’ll touch the graphics themselves but the hardware might have an effect on them. And Batman isn’t “completely different”, yes it utilises the new features of the WiiU but it wouldn’t sell if it didn’t (and one can only hope effort has been put in to make those new features work WELL). It’ll be a port the same way Super Mario 64 was ported to DS, it’ll have new features sure but it’ll still be essentially the same game.
              I’m not saying that’s a bad thing, I personally haven’t played Batman or ME3 so I’m looking forward to picking them up on the WiiU, I just think trying to call them new games or completely different is a bit of a stretch.

              1. i see your point and i raise you fifa 13!!!!
                lol . i know , if all these new features on batman make a huge difference though it could feel like a totaly newer and better experience.
                lets just w8 and see hey ?

                1. Well for me it’s going to be the first experience, and one I’m certainly looking forward to. And that’s where the focus market lies, really, people who haven’t played the game before and can experience it on the new console in a way optimised for the new console. So yeah, wait and see…

  4. Sounds like EA is saying they only develop with a sort of passion involved (or atleast enough of it to set aside each platform experience) and don’t look to throw things together just to make a game. I hope they follow through with that if they ever decided to develop for Wii U.

  5. I honestly prefer ports for most of these games, rather than exclusive Wii U versions. I don’t want to feel like I’m playing a different game than what it already is…

  6. Ugh, you complain about lying headlines and you’ve just said that EA won’t make ports for Wii U. No, they’re trying to make more than ports.
    Still, good news.

        1. I may be gay but that has nothing to do with my taste in video games.
          What’s more I can actually read, because the article says nothing like that (and any article that did wouldn’t be published because it’s opinionated garbage and libellous). Obviously your primary school isn’t teaching you well enough, if you can’t even read a simple article like that. There aren’t even that many big words in it. You poor child.

            1. Hah, and the final nail in the coffin… immaturity around homosexuality? You can’t be older than 12. Yeah, I’m gay, and? Your point is?

            2. homophobe !!!!! Enjoy hell , i hear it sucks ass and is way too hot.
              leave people to do what they want , it doesnt affect your sad little life does it ???
              we are here because we are discussing a new console which we are going to buy with others who share similar opinion.
              NONE OF US are on ‘nerd box 360′ forums trolling how rubbish it is and the fact it has abou 4 exclusives worth owning .
              get a phucking life and pis off .
              wiiu >>>>>>>> your life .

    1. Excellent work in saying something totally unrelated to the article, or indeed anything anyone was discussing, and in fact appears to have been pulled out of the air for no reason other than to be childish and stir up a fuss.
      Bad boy, you go to bed without any supper tonight.

        1. Run along to bed now, you naughty child, before daddy puts you over his knee and gives you a spanking. It’s well past your bedtime.

    1. If Nintendo closed the gaming industry would collapse, quickly. As it would if Sony or Microsoft were to cease their involvement in the video game industry. Things just don’t work like that.
      But then you’re too young to understand that, and it’s oh so very past your bedtime. Go to bed before I get cross.

    2. there is no gaming industry with out Nintendo. only soulless noob cakes like yourself. and EA .

      1. When microsoft created the pc console,they helped the gaming industry and consoles were getting so boring

  7. “According to Soderlund, EA doesn’t make ports “at all” and instead tries to make games that are unique to each platform.”

    Pfft Wahahahaahahahahahahahahaahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah!

    Stop fucking lying EA.

    Or better yet just roll over and fucking die you fucking cunts.

      1. shut the fuck up siegfried… I want to beat your fucking ass kid… not becuase you hate nintendo fine cool whatever hate it and not be open to all games but how big of an asshole you are… you can talk the talk but you cant walk the walk.. I promise you I’m THE LAST person you would want to piss off… trust me on this one

    finally after 7 years(i am 12) i can see dicktendo getting destroyed and microsoft prevailing in the gaming industry!

    1. Keep dreaming.

      Microsoft is an American trash that can’t even make a decent gaming system.

      Hell they can’t convince the Japanese to buy them.

      Also it exclusives sucks unless you like, shooter, WRPG, racing, sport games and crappy kincent games.

      1. Hey look, a Nintendo fanboy’s unpopular opinions of a console that’s owned by nearly 70 million people, the majority are actual gamers.

        Hahahaha, what an idiot.

        1. You’re idiot.

          I am not even a Nintendo fan boy since I own all three.
          and let me tell you 360 is the least used one and has been collecting dust for 3 years now.

            1. Except the 360 has literally nothing going for it other than being a weaker PC. With online you need to pay for. Sony and Nintendo systems at LEAST have unique exclusives.

    2. Microsoft can’t even make a console which doesn’t kill itself or the discs it is playing. If the build quality of the console can’t even be done right, I will never buy one of their consoles.

    3. Well, that explains why you’re so bigoted on your opinions on Microsoft as compared to Nintendo.

      No matter how long you troll, you’ll never become a real gamer until you grow up and learn to not lose every friend you ever had due to your opinions.

  9. This is the most missleading headline I have ever read in my entire life. And that’s bad as I did read Eurogamers famous headline about the Wii U’s power being on pair with current gen…

  10. How can I say we are developing Wiiu games that take advantage of wiiu specific features in the worst possible manner?

  11. That’s a very good policy. I’m glad to hear them say this. Still need to see more EA support on Wii U. Leave luck to heaven.

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