Supposed EA Source Harshly Explains Why The Publisher Stopped Supporting Nintendo
A supposed source from within EA has reportedly gone on record with some very strong feedback on why Electronic Arts stopped supporting the Wii U platform. In a very lengthy piece over at CVG, an anonymous source at EA stated,
“Nintendo was dead to us very quickly,”
“It became a kids IP platform and we don’t really make games for kids. That was pretty true across the other labels too. Even the Mass Effect title on Wii U, which was a solid effort, could never do big business, and EA like Activision is only focused on games that can be big franchises”.
These statements seem to indicate that EA has no vested interest in the “kids games” market, but one of their flagship franchises, Plants vs Zombies would argue otherwise. There’s also titles like Hasbro Family Game Night (on its fourth installment), Rango The Video Game and 22 other kids titles the publisher has brought to Nintendo’s Wii console.
Obviously a searing statement like the one in question isn’t going to have an identifiable source. I wouldn’t think EA wants to burn the Nintendo bridge just yet, but this seems a bit out-of-place, even for EA.
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