EA has been very forthcoming in explaining its decision to cease publishing games on the Wii U at least for the time being but there is always hope that they will publish games again on the console. The head of EA Sports, Andrew Wilson, has suggested that EA has not completely turned its back on the Wii U but a few things need to be sorted out before a decision will be made on whether EA returns to Nintendo’s struggling console.
In an interview with MCV, Wilson was asked about what he thinks Nintendo needs to do before EA is ‘back on board with the Wii U’.
“I build for a userbase. I made games on Facebook because I thought people were there that wanted to play them. Then it became apparent to me that either I had the wrong game or they weren’t there.
“We had a strong offering on Wii U at launch. The platform hasn’t had the take-up. Our games hasn’t had the take-up we’d have liked. So at this moment we are not focused there. Now they could do a range of things that might change that situation, and we’d never count them out.
“And should there be a sizeable gamer base there in the future, we would build games for Wii U. But for us it’s less about building for a platform, and more about building for a group of gamers on a platform where they are. And sports gamers weren’t there.”
It is interesting to see why a certain company is not releasing on the console but you can’t help but wonder if the lack of games on the console is contributing to its poor sales. A ‘catch-22’ situation that must frustrate all those concerned, especially Nintendo. What is your thought about EA’s stance on the Wii U? Please let us know in the comments below.