Battlefield 3 skipping Wii U - Report
DICE reportedly shelved Wii U Battlefield 3 over Origin dispute with Nintendo; it's now reportedly working on a "straight port" of Battlefield 4 for the Wii U.
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Despite DICE's encouraging comments last year on the potential of the Wii U, the Battlefield developer has reportedly stopped work on a version of Battlefield 3 for Nintendo's console.
According to Wii U Daily, which cites an anonymous source, EA and DICE began work on a Wii U version of Battlefield 3, but stopped late last year, due to a "feud" with Nintendo over Origin's integration on the Wii U.
The site reported that the development team from the shelved project was merged into the team working on Battlefield 4, which is reportedly working on a "straight port" of the game for the Wii U, featuring touchscreen controls.
The site's source also reportedly told Wii U Daily that it remains unknown whether DICE is working on next-gen versions of Battlefield 4.
Last month, EA confirmed that it is working on Battlefield 4, and that a beta for the game will take place in late 2013. Gamers can secure a spot in the beta by pre-ordering Medal of Honor: Warfighter, which is set to debut in October.
GameSpot contacted EA for comment. The publisher replied:
"This is an old rumour. Battlefield 3 is available for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. The exclusive Battlefield 4 beta will be available in [...] 2013. Additional details regarding Battlefield 4 will be revealed at a later date."