EA will “evaluate any and all opportunities” with Nintendo and NX
Nintendo and EA, EA and Nintendo. What a relationship.
We all know how it ended up with the Wii U, then again most third party publishers have given up on the system. EA might cop the most hate from fans because they went from an “unprecedented partnership” to zip within a year.
Things could be different with the NX however, the system is still far enough away and in planning that Nintendo could turn third party support around – possibly. During a quarterly finance conference call EA CEO Andrew Wilson was asked about the console and if EA plans to support it. He was asked whether or not EA would be aggressive on the NX or be more cautious, considering how the Wii U went. His response;
I’m going to address that slightly differently. As we look to the future, we see a world where more people are playing on more platforms in more geographies than ever before. We see the platform cycle now, not just as a traditional six-year console cycle, but as a six-month refresh rate on mobile devices, smart TVs, Internet-enabled refrigerators, or whatever it might be.
And what we’re doing, in terms of resource allocation, is really investing at a core digital platform level, at an engine level, and at a game architecture level, to ensure that we are able to deliver amazing experiences; 6 inches to 60 inches, and beyond; two minutes to two hour session times, and beyond; across any and all relevant devices where gamers are playing.
And as it relates to Nintendo, we’ve had a tremendous relationship with them over the years. And we will evaluate any and all opportunities with them, in the same way we do all platform opportunities.
So nothing really solid and too new there from EA, what do you think – will EA be back on the NX or could the lack of support be following Nintendo into another generation?
Source: Nintendo Insider