We reported yesterday that DICE’s Battlefield 4 won’t be making its way to Nintendo’s Wii U anytime soon — a move I expect won’t please “core” fans who wish to play the shooter using the Wii U’s Gamepad.
Now, DICE executive producer Patrick Bach goes a step further, as he reveals that they don’t even have “support” for Battlefield 4′s engine — Frosbite 3 — for the Wii U!
In an interview with Eurogamer, Bach states, “The biggest problem we have right now is we don’t want to back down from what we see as our low spec machines. We right now don’t have support for the Wii U in the Frostbite engine. The reason for that is it takes development time. What should we focus on to create the best possible Battlefield experience? We are now focused on PC and the current-gen platforms, and then there might be other platforms in the future that we can’t talk about…”
Given that BioWare GM for Edmonton and Montreal Aarynn Flynn has confirmed that both Dragon Age 3 and the next Mass Effect game will be using Frostbite 3, does this mean that both titles won’t see a Wii U release as well?
We don’t know the answer to that, but for Wii U owners that want to play Frosbite 3-powered games, I suggest getting a PC or buying a next-gen console when it launches just to be safe.
Should DICE reconsider “supporting” the Wii U when it comes to Frostbite 3? Sound off and let us know.