EA 'building titles for the Nintendo console'

By Steve Watts, May 22, 2013 11:30am PDT

Following comments from last week that Electronic Arts has no games currently in development for the Wii U, another voice from the company has seemingly contradicted that claim. EA CFO Blake Jorgensen says they are making games for the Wii U -- it's just not concentrating as heavily on Nintendo's platform as it is the other two.

"You know, I think Nintendo's business was more [an] extension of their last console," Jorgensen said at the Stifel Nicolaus 2013 Internet, Media and Communications Conference, reported by Polygon. "We are building titles for the Nintendo console, but not anywhere near as many as we are for PS or Xbox. I think what the consumer will find is a lot more powerful gameplay with the new boxes that are coming out, and a lot of excitement, but it'll remain to be seen as to the services associated with those as to how consumers decide which direction they might want to go."

EA has said it isn't bringing Madden 25 or FIFA 14 to the Wii U. It also hasn't used Frostbite yet on the console, and the company on the whole is moving toward using that engine for many of its games.

Jorgensen could be referring to the company's philosophy, that it is willing to develop games for the Wii U. The previous statement simply claimed that no titles were currently in development.

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