No Battlefield 4 on Wii U

DICE confirms latest military shooter will skip Nintendo's first HD platform, won't have female playable characters in single- or multiplayer.

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Battlefield 4 will not release on Wii U, developer DICE has confirmed to Videogamer. Creative director Lars Gustavsson explained that bringing the game to Wii U would mean taking on a risk that he is not comfortable with.

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"I think overall for me as creative director, number one is to deliver a really great game and experience. Sometimes, at least for us, it's focus on what you do well and what you know well, and ensure that you deliver something good than trying a bit too much, stretching yourself too thin and risking it," Gustavsson said. "I'd rather play it safe, deliver something really good and then look at the future and what could possibly be done than trying a bit too hard and then, flat."

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.

Battlefield 4 joins a growing list of games to skip the Wii U. Other big-name games that passed over the console include Saints Row IV, Far Cry 3, Resident Evil 6, Dead Space 3, and Crysis 3. Additionally, Fallout and Elder Scrolls publisher Bethesda has said it presently has no plans to support the Wii U.

Gustavsson also revealed that Battlefield 4 will not feature female playable characters in either single- or multiplayer.

"The geopolitics is more of a backdrop to what happens, it's more [about] you and your group, and we chose to pick a man for it," he said. "It seemed to suit the story."

He explained that there are "a million things" DICE would like to do with Battlefield 4, but at the end of the day, only so many things are possible.

"I have the deepest respect for the men and the women who choose to do military service. It's not that anyone is better or worse," Gustavsson said. "It's definitely a valid question that we asked ourselves."

Battlefield 4 launches this fall for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC, though it is rumored to be in the works for the PlayStation 4 and Microsoft's unannounced next-generation platform.

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ghostXzero

nintendo hardware has been weaksauce for years. i mean, how many years did it take for them to be HD?

if nintendo hardware fails, there's still a bright side. maybe, to stay in business, they'll have to start porting their popular games to other consoles and pc.

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Jinzo_111887

@ghostXzero But it was more stable. Think about it, while Sony and Microsoft had YLoD/RRoD, Nintendo only had flying Wii remotes and idiots bricking their systems trying to hack it. The first one had a simple fix, reinforce wrist strap and include some padding for the remote. The second one was karma on idiots who hacked their consoles.

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gamer20482

@ghostXzero The Wii u is a fail just like the dreamcast was and you can bet they will do like sega did and be just a developer after it fails

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wcwj26

@ghostXzero Weak hardware has won EVERY console war to date. That's why Nintendo are the only company turning profit on hardware.

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Daian

@wcwj26 lol, the PS2 demolished the Gamecube in sales 150 mil to 23 mil, you are talking out of your arse.

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silvergol

@Daian OH PS2 Gold times!

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gamer20482

@wcwj26 It sold like that then being the wii was a fad with the motion controller

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Gle4se

I like when people say generic shooter, cause they're not into e-sports, they think CS, COD and Battlefield are all the same. But they are games focused on the online play and they make it competitive.

they are very different games, but in the eyes of a non esports gamer , "its just a shooter"

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wcwj26

@Gle4se Technically it is just a shooter, im mean, you don't do much else on it!

And yes I do play BF and CoD. My mates give me little choice lol

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bmart970

It seems that there's one of these articles for almost every big game, especially shooters.

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KimCheeWarriorX

in other news, eating helps you stay alive

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64-bit

Americans developers bias against a foreign company. Just like Apple vs samsung, Toyota vs Ford Gmc, xbox vs japanese consoles,,,etc.

Just the usual American so called free trades. Stink

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silvergol

@64-bit Nintendo don´t pay a single advertising here, when in Japan she pays everyone she know.!

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wcwj26

@64-bit I thought the Jews love Nintendo lol

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wcwj26

@Bl4KD37H Kk, multi means more than one, not all.

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Razorlight6

I'm really disappointed to hear that there will be no women in multiplayer. I hope this comment reflects only on the initial release and that women can be added in the eventual DLC. I doubt it, though, since they would need to motion capture and polish female movements for the game, a job too big and expensive for DLC.

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DriftEJ20

@Razorlight6 Technically they don't need to mocap for that. You can just live with the horrible awkwardness of upskirts and such like Femshep haha.

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Ipsylos

@Bl4KD37H The combat system is marvelous, you must just suck at the game XD It's not for everyone.

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hotboydan

Wii U needs these games or it'll never succeed

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wcwj26

@Bl4KD37H Even I know he didn't mean that.

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96augment

@silvergol @Bl4KD37H I would.

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wcwj26

@Celsius765 @wcwj26 Maybe, personally im not a fan but an exclusive like that wouldn't of hurt!

I suppose I'll just have to make do with MH3U :-)

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Celsius765

@wcwj26 i just wish Rayman came out wii us would have shot off the shelf

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wcwj26

@Celsius765 @wcwj26 Then we need to get on Miiverse and start complaining. Other than that we'll just have to wait for E3.

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Celsius765

@wcwj26 they need to release a few games now its along wait between now and holiday game release. it would be a waste for ne wii us to collect dust

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wcwj26

@Bl4KD37H Sonic and Mario are best buds now lol

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silvergol

@Bl4KD37H Would you accept A Zelda and Mario giveaway?

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wcwj26

@Bl4KD37H Giveaway? Just look up Mario and Zelda sales and metacritic scores...... nuff said.

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@Ipsylos @Bl4KD37H No one buys it, except the japs and the small fanboy group in teh west

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jnco10999

When is Nintendo going to wise up and realize a system won't sell without a great lineup of games. There is nothing going on for Nintendo that makes me interested.

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silvergol

@jnco10999 Hmm this is not entirely true but NINTENDO is so slow To launch their games!

I keep receiving new good games From PS3 And XBOX 360 and Then PC Masterpieces.

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jnco10999

I knew they should of focused on single player only. Now look, it's the worst out of the 4.

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jnco10999

The multiplayer in Uncharted 3 was dissapointing. Uncharted 2 had much better multiplayer, and I actually played it for quite awhile too unlike the third one.

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wcwj26

@Bl4KD37H Soooooo...... if your not Sony?

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wcwj26

@Bl4KD37H When Sony shut down SCE will you still be here?

We'll both still be hear you silly boy!

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Jwash16

Hits just keep coming for Wii U.

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lorider25

Lefts, rights & uppercuts. I don't think Nintendo can last very long if this keeps up.

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wcwj26

@lorider25 Sure, because Nintendo will die without EA!

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wcwj26

@Celsius765 Nothing I won't be able to get on Nextbox. EA business plan is stupid at best. I hope Nintendo include block 3DS whilst EA throw their toys out their pram, that should bring EA's forcast down a bit!

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Celsius765

@wcwj26 this does seem like a shot at male wii u owners denying them these games

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wcwj26

@Fursnake @wcwj26 @lorider25 EA are definitely going for the groin, but then again, EA aren't know for playing fair!

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Fursnake

@wcwj26 @lorider25

I feel like a compilation of nut shots would sum it up nicely.

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wcwj26

@Bl4KD37H because those crazy Japanese love a trash combat system right?

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wcwj26

Well?????? Where does it say it's not coming to Wii U??????

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wcwj26

@Bl4KD37H At least you have a better sense of humour than the other 2 :-)

But still damn annoying!

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wcwj26

@Bl4KD37H You mean Dreamcast rip off which is basically a N64 rip off.


Why oh why are the trolls on here useless???

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Shango4

who needs this game while wii u players can play deus ex human revolution https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6JTvzrpBy0


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wcwj26

@Shango4 Shame I already beat this on 360. Would of been happy to buy it for Wii U!

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Shango4

@wcwj26 @Shango4 the Wii U version of Deus Ex: Human Revolution adds "overhauled" boss battles, "redefined" game balance and combat, "improved" artificial intelligence, and updated graphics.

Players can use the Wii U GamePad to access Adam Jensen's neural hub to hack into devices, edit maps, and throw back grenades, among other uses. It was not announced if Deus Ex: Human Revolution features off-screen play.


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wcwj26

@Benny_a @Shango4 @wcwj26 By 'we' you mean 'you'...... thanks for your input.

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@Shango4 @wcwj26 REALLY? Thats what makes a game? After 2 years? We already forgot about it.

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Shango4

@wcwj26 @Shango4 excellcent.

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wcwj26

@Shango4 @wcwj26 Now THATS what you want from a update. Might keep my eye out for this on Ebay in the coming months.

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wcwj26

@Bl4KD37H Oh look, the 3rd most annoying troll after queuingforPS4 and emptycow!

Thanks for coming back to another Nintendo thread so you can clog it with your trash.