DICE explains why Frostbite skipped Wii U

Developer says it ran tests on Nintendo hardware with "not-too-promising results" and so "chose not to go down that path."


Frostbite engine developer DICE has explained why the technology is not supported on Wii U.

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According to comments from Frostbite technical director Johan Andersson (via NeoGAF), early tests left much to be desired.

"[Frostbite 3] has never been running on Wii U," Andersson said on Twitter. "We did some tests with not too promising results with [Frostbite 2] & chose not to go down that path."

The new Electronic Arts-produced Star Wars games from DICE and Visceral Games revealed yesterday will run on the Frostbite 3 game engine. These titles were not named outright.

Other upcoming games running on Frostbite 3 include Battlefield 4, Dragon Age III: Inquisition, and the next Mass Effect.

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