EA CEO does NOT say that EA will not support Wii U (all must read)

#1TerotrousPosted 2/13/2013 1:41:33 PM(edited)
This board has been taken over by rampant stupidity today so this topic has to be made:


http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/185850/EAs_CEO_talks_about_violence_the_Steam_Box_and_why_Wii_U_isnt_nextgen.php#.URv5Xh3WLUQ


All must read this article in full, or at least this specific quote:


Never count Nintendo out. They've got some of the best IP in the game industry. When their marquee titles show up, that's when you usually see the bounce. I deeply respect the achievements they've had over the last several years. And as I said, you never really count them out.

Having said that, I wouldn't say that we see a correlation between the results that Nintendo has shown with their console debut of the Wii U and what we see coming. We see a pretty sharp distinction, and unfortunately I'm unable to go any further than that.

Ours is an industry where a lot of devices come in and represent themselves as the next generation, or the next generation after that. In many ways we would argue that the what we're describing as "gen 4" is yet to come. It's that that we're excited about, and that's what we're investing in. And frankly, we've been quite consistent with that for some time, while recognizing the frustration our inability to articulate precisely why causes for you.



This is what the EA CEO says about Wii U. Note that he does not say that EA will not support Wii U. The worst thing he says is that they're excited for the next-gen consoles and they're investing in them. All of this ludicrous talk about "Who needs EA anyway?" is based off of absolutely nothing. EA is releasing a game for Wii U next month, and no doubt they will continue to do so. If EA is known for anything, it's porting their games to as many systems as possible.
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#2hellbringherPosted 2/13/2013 1:41:30 PM(edited)
Reassurance topic.



Edit ~ that's old as hell. Updated info states otherwise. Sooooooo old.
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#3RahzarXPosted 2/13/2013 1:41:44 PM
hellbringher posted...
Reassurance topic.


Reassurance that this is reassurance post.
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#4Terotrous(Topic Creator)Posted 2/13/2013 1:45:28 PM(edited)
hellbringher posted...
Edit ~ that's old as hell. Updated info states otherwise. Sooooooo old.

The "updated info" simply links back to this article:

We recently heard from Riccitiello (this links back to the article above), who said that the company is investing heavily in what it's calling "gen-four" consoles: the next systems from Sony and from Microsoft but not, in his estimation, Nintendo's Wii U.

That's also an inaccurate paraphrase as he does not say the latter part.


And also, if that article is "sooo old", the fact that NFS Most Wanted is coming out for Wii U months after he made that statement should be all the proof you need that they have no plans to abandon support for Wii U.
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#5hellbringherPosted 2/13/2013 1:45:01 PM
Keep showing your insecurity about videogames. Soooo embarrassing.
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#6Terotrous(Topic Creator)Posted 2/13/2013 1:46:01 PM
What's embarrassing is how many people lack basic reading comprehension skills.
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#7RahzarXPosted 2/13/2013 1:47:53 PM
hellbringher posted...
Keep showing your insecurity about videogames. Soooo embarrassing.


If only your mom could read your gamefaqs posts. Sooooo embarassing.
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#8TheBonfiniPosted 2/13/2013 1:47:53 PM
Read the full article, do not just cherry pick parts that spin it. He states "Ours is an industry where a lot of devices come in and represent themselves as the next generation, or the next generation after that. In many ways we would argue that the what we're describing as "gen 4" is yet to come. It's that that we're excited about, and that's what we're investing in. And frankly, we've been quite consistent with that for some time, while recognizing the frustration our inability to articulate precisely why causes for you."

He is saying despite what you refer to as next gen, it is the upcoming consoles PS4 and 720 ("Gen 4") and that is what they are investing in.

The CEO of one of the biggest publishers is dismissing Wii-U as last gen and they are excited for the next consoles and they don't care that is causes frustration that they won't tell you precisely why they are heading this direction, despite being consistently not investing in it for some time now.

I get that English isn't everyone's native tongue though.
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#9hellbringherPosted 2/13/2013 1:47:56 PM
So much denial and reassurance. It's embarrassing. Fanboys deserve a better member. Straighten up
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#10DiscostewSMPosted 2/13/2013 1:48:12 PM
hellbringher posted...
Keep showing your insecurity about videogames.


To match yours so you don't feel alone? No thanks.
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