EA teased some big projects for Nintendo’s Wii U at the system’s reveal at E3 this year, even suggesting that a new Battlefield could be on the way. But – as of this moment – nothing is planned for Nintendo’s next, especially not Battlefield 3.
DICE’s Patrick Liu revealed as much to Metro (via) this week. “I think what he (EA boss John Riccitiello) said was that we’re looking into what we can do with the Wii U, but there is nothing planned to be honest,” he explained.
“We’ve dabbled with it and looked what we can do with it, but there’s no game planned.
“I’m a big fan of Nintendo myself, just looking at what they’ve done with the Wii and the Wii U… but we have to come up with something that really uses their controls.
“And until we get that bright idea of what to do with the new controls I don’t think there’s any point in making another version that’s just the same as everyone else.”
Sounds like DICE aren’t up for porting the upcoming super shooter, then. “It probably wouldn’t be Battlefield 3 anyway because the Wii U is so far out.”
Fear not; EA will be supporting the new system in a big way. All this means, if anything, is that some type of new Battlefield game is on the way.