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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wcwj26

@Bl4KD37H Your probably the same troll!

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wcwj26

@Bl4KD37H Im giving you a 'like' for talking utter s**t.

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GamerEvan77

@Bl4KD37H I mostly game on my PS3, but ur ignorance is still very annoying.

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wcwj26

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


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@wcwj26 @emptycow enf of the trailer has Xbox 360 and PS3 logo.


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GamerEvan77

@Bl4KD37H Do u live under a rock, or have u not heard of the Pro Controller?

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wcwj26

@Bl4KD37H Butthurting much?

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wcwj26

@Bl4KD37H Their gonna be s**ting their pants when they see the PS4's lowly launch numbers!

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jeremyc99999

@wcwj26 Just like the 90% of Wii owners who fell for the motion control gimmick have no interest in the WiiU.

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96augment

@Benny_a @wcwj26 @Bl4KD37H Depends on the price. If it's too expensive, how many people will really buy it?

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96augment

@wcwj26 90%? Really, dude? I know a lot of people buy PS3's for Netflix and Blu ray. But 90%?

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wcwj26

@Bl4KD37H Don't be suprised if it suffers like the PS3 & Wii U, especially if it's released just before xmas. You'll get the sale spike for the holidays and then nothing for 6 months cos peeps are recovering from xmas.

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wcwj26

@Bl4KD37H Die hards will buy it at that price but 99.999999999999999999999999999999999999999% of the worlds population wouldn't spit on it!

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wcwj26

@Benny_a @wcwj26 @Bl4KD37H It could be a 1000x better and it will still bomb. Beyond the small amount of people who will be able to afford the over inflated price tag then who's left?

The 90% of people who bought the PS3 so they can JUST watch Netflix and Blu ray will have zero interest in ps4!

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@wcwj26 @Bl4KD37H PS4 will do x10 better then wiiu, its actual next gen console, not some 5 years old crap in a new shiny box

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Ipsylos

@Bl4KD37H Even if that is true, why is it so much better than most games released last gen? Monster Hunter is the definition of a polished series.

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Carpetfluff

To be honest, I doubt Dice even had a choice. Even if they wanted to do it, their publishers don't.

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dre256x

@Carpetfluff So true.. Ea seem to think they are still needed to be system sellers like they were in the Ps & Ps2 era..

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Poinciana

@dre256x @Carpetfluff EA Fottball and Soccer games have been system sellers for decades, and will continue to be in the future. Joe Montana Football was the sole reason I got my parents to by me a genesis, lol.

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jeremyc99999

@Poinciana @dre256x @Carpetfluff Joe Montana Football was published by Sega. EA had just started doing Madden back then.

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Ipsylos

@Bl4KD37H Yea, I guess the hundreds of millions of titles sold under those franchises don't care about anything else, derp.

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Petman8246

Is EA still butthurt that Origin isn't on the WiiU?

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dre256x

@Petman8246 They are bro.. But I never bought a battlefield on consoles to begin with..

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gamer20482

@Petman8246 EA is not the only developer skipping the wii u

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wcwj26

@gamer20482 @Petman8246 But EA and their subsidiaries seem to be the main offenders!

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andrescapo_

In other words, he doesn't want to realease this thing in the Wii U cause he doesn't want to have to think something to do with the gamepad, when they can just simply use the pro controller that was basically created for this crap FPS games and Smash.

Anyway, we are not missing anything important, just the next Generic Shooter XVIII.

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@andrescapo_ No, he cant port their engine to antiquated hardware

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TumblinDice

HEY, I just had a brilliant idea, Nintendo should start paying people in exchange for getting the Wii U, then publishers can't complain about not enough people having it, and the Wii U will get tons of 3rd party games.

INGENIOUS, right? right?

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JusXice

do people consider a wii U a kids toy

or a PS4 and the next Xbox a man powerhouse

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@JusXice I do, for me everything with Nintendo label is kids toy that I wont touch.

As far as others go, im ok with everything PS360 is a perfect couple with gaming PC to ruler them all.

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wcwj26

@JusXice Adults consider them all console. Only young children/teens see Nintendo as childish and PS4720 as big boy toys!

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silvergol

@JusXice Yes! i consider that way! because is true!.

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Kyanzaki

@silvergol @JusXice ditto...

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Ipsylos

@gamer20482 @Kyanzaki @silvergol @JusXice Lol, must've missed MH3U XD


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gamer20482

@Kyanzaki @silvergol @JusXice Its a low selling kiddy console the only new game out right is lego city

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silvergol

I´M sorry Nintendo no more remakes and re-releases i hate THOSE i don´t buy!

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JayQproductions

@emptycow which is funny because it is also coming to the 360 and PS3

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gamer20482

@JayQproductions @emptycow The wii u is not next gen plan and simple lol

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wcwj26

@gamer20482 Look up next gen! And even if you odd comment was right. PS4720 would also not be next gen compared to PC hardware!

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gamer20482

Its Nintendo's fault why developer's are skipping the Wii U and that's why the Wii u is a fail plus the hardware sucks it mostly plays games at 720P at 30 frames and the controller touch screen is useless you barely look at the thing when your playing games

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KBFloYd

@gamer20482 i havnt played zombiU but ive used the gamepad the most for monster hunter 3... i use dynamic mode so that all the status and stuff is on the gamepad..so that the tv screen is nothing but the pretty scenery...

the gamepad is a fun way to use items and check your life meter and stuff...you have to look down at the screen for a couple sec while your fighting a monster lol..its exciting

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silvergol

@KBFloYd That´s exactly description of 3ds and DS game.


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gamer20482

@KBFloYd wow one sec for a touch screen that is most of the cost of the wii u lol

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Infinity_Gauntl

just go away

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hunter8man

Not too worried about the no female choice since DICE did Mirrors Edge. But what is the big 3rd party release coming for the Wii U other than Bayonetta 2 or Monster Hunter? Not trying to troll, just wondering if any of the most anticipated games are coming on Wii U soon?

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Ipsylos

Most of the anticipated games on the Wii U aren't going to be crappy 3rd party games that are on five other platforms. They're the games that are usually only on the Nintendo platform, games like Pikmin 3, Windwaker HD remaster, the next Zelda game, Smash Bros. etc.

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ItsFizz

@Ipsylos "Most of the anticipated games on the Wii U aren't going to be crappy 3rd party games that are on five other platforms. "
Sigh....
Yeah EVERY 3rd party game is crap. Like: MGS, GTA, Batman, AC, RDR, Witcher, Bioshock, Fallout, TES, LA N, FF, Tales and so on. Yup they all definitely suck!
Seriously I can understand that your preferences lie with a certain dev or publisher but that doesn´t mean everything else is crap or unnecessary.

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Ipsylos

@ItsFizz @Ipsylos Batman was boring, Assassin's Creed is a rehash of itself, 5 games in one generation, all too similar to one another. The Tales games tend to only be on one platform when they're released. Symphonia on GC, Vesperia on 360, F on Wii (later released on PS3) and Dawn of the New World on Wii. All of which I have.


My preferences lie with no devs. I have amazing games from crappy devs and crappy games from amazing devs. There are no preferences based on a dev, only based on the enjoyment of a game. Fallout New Vegas is a really great game IMO, one I enjoyed to the end, Oblivion and Rage were both bore fests. All three made by the same dev, only one I fully enjoyed.

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Incubus420

I didn't read the article, but wtf why is the wii-u even out?

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emptycow

@Incubus420 WATCH DOGS WONT BE COMING TO WIIU ALSO I BET