Earlier this year, it was revealed that the next generation version of developer DICE's Frostbite, Frostbite 3, will not support the Wii U console. Johan Andersson, technical director on Frostbite at DICE, says the game engine was tested on Nintendo's Wii U, but the attempt to have it run on the console was unsuccessful.
An Activision employee reportedly told Calvin Hall at this years DICE summit that the company is throughly disappointed with sales for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 on Wii U. The employee says that Activision gave Wii U owners the definitive version of Black Ops 2 with Off TV features, and Nintendo fans quite simply didn’t support … Continue reading Activision Not Happy With Call Of Duty Black Ops 2 Wii U Sales?
Bioware has just confirmed that the next instalment of the highly regarded Mass Effect franchise will use DICE's Frostbite engine. Details on the game are fairly scarce as expected, and it isn't yet known whether the game will be for current generation consoles, or next generation consoles. BioWare Montreal studio director Yanick Roy had the following … Continue reading Mass Effect 4 Will Use Frostbite Engine
Battlefield: Bad Company 3 and Mirror’s Edge 2 have both appeared on a variety of LinkedIn profiles for EA employees. Michael Joseph C states on his LinkedIn profile that he “provided video game prototype, design and demo feedback on various AAA titles including the Battlefield: Bad Company 3, Dead Space 2, Devil May Cry 5 and other … Continue reading Mirror’s Edge 2 & Battlefield: Bad Company 3 Appear On CVs
During Nintendo World Reports Live Podcast for Child's Play one of the participants who was privy to Nintendo's inner workings during the Gamecube era revealed that DICE originally approached Nintendo with Battlefield and proposed it as a Nintendo exclusive. Nintendo were apparently very excited about the game but it never came into existence because of the Gamecube's basically non-existent online infrastructure.
Battlefield 3 producer Patrick Liu has revealed that the development team currently has nothing planned for Wii U at this precise moment in time, even though EA boss John Riccitiello heavily hinted that the franchise would be coming to Wii U. "I think what he (EA boss John Riccitello) said was that we're looking into what we … Continue reading Nintendo Wii U: Battlefield May Not Be Coming To Wii U After All
Former DICE boss Fredrik Liljegren has rather harshly stated that the doesn't believe the Nintendo Wii is an actual games machine, and has subsequently labelled the system as a "toy" and a "virus". "If I got paid to develop a Wii game I would do it. I would not put an original IP on the … Continue reading Nintendo Wii: Ex Dice Boss Calls The Nintendo Wii A Virus And A Toy