EA Looking Into Nintendo NX Support
Will EA return to Nintendo, after abandoning them with the Wii U?
Nintendo’s NX sounds promising every time we hear of it- and so far, nothing has sounded more promising than the substantial amount of third parties who have expressed enthusiasm about the upcoming system, a far cry from the open criticism that the Wii U was courting ahead of its launch. And now, the biggest third party of them all, EA, may be looking at joining the party.
Speaking during a recent earnings presentation, EA’s chief executive was asked if the Battlefield and FIFA publisher plans to support the console. Wilson’s response? The publisher is looking at opportunities right now, and is open to supporting the NX.
“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, six 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.”
“As it relates to Nintendo, we’ve had a tremendous relationship with them over the years,” Wilson said. “And we will evaluate any and all opportunities with them in the same way we do all platform opportunities.”
With the continued growth of brands such as Mass Effect, Dragon Age, FIFA, Madden, and Battlefield, Nintendo would do well to ensure that EA is in their camp ahead of the NX’s alleged 2016 launch.