EA Would Make NX Games "If It Makes Sense"

"We're in constant communication with them."


After backing away from the struggling Wii U, an Electronic Arts executive has spoken up to say the company could support Nintendo's new NX console, but only "if it makes sense." Asked by the BBC if the newly announced Battlefield 1 could come to NX, Soderlund said nothing has been decided.

"I personally and the company are huge fans of Nintendo; they're the reason why I started making games," Soderlund explained (via VideoGamer.com). "We're in constant communication with them and when they come to market [with] something...and if it makes sense for us, we'll be there."

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It appears Soderlund is speaking in broad strokes about EA's intentions for the NX, and not necessarily specifically about Battlefield 1. The last core Battlefield game, 2013's Battlefield 4, did not come to Wii U.

During the Wii U unveiling at Nintendo's 2011 Electronic Entertainment Expo briefing, then-Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitiello said the publisher was exploring ways to bring the Battlefield series to Wii U, though no projects ever came to light.

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You can read the full BBC interview here.

EA launched several titles for the Wii U early during the platform's life cycle, including Mass Effect 3, Need for Speed Most Wanted, and new installments in the Madden and FIFA franchises. In 2013, EA said that these offerings were indicative of the company making good on its E3 2011 partnership.

The original Wii saw steady support from EA, as the publisher launched 78 total titles for the platform, according to the company's website. EA has released just four games for the Wii U.

In May 2013, EA confirmed that it had no games in development for Wii U.

Nintendo's NX, or whatever it ends up being called, is scheduled to go on sale in March 2017. E3 2016 is right around the corner, but Nintendo has said it has no plans to show off the system at the event.

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