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No Wii U support for Frostbite 3 engine

Postby dapperbandit » 09 May 2013, 11:02

Whatever your opinion of EA, that's a lot of third party games the WiiU won't get.
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No Wii U support for Frostbite 3 engine

Postby Vordhosbn » 09 May 2013, 11:05

Obviously not good news for the WiiU's overall sales, but it probably won't affect the "core" Nintendo fans all that much so long as the new Mario/Smash Bros/Zeldas keep coming. I don't think a whole lot of people have just a Nintendo console anymore, between Xbox/PS3/PC there's usually something else to play "high end" games on.
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Re: No Wii U support for Frostbite 3 engine

Postby Knight » 09 May 2013, 11:07

EA: Most Hated Company in the Galaxy
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Re: No Wii U support for Frostbite 3 engine

Postby DiamondDogs » 09 May 2013, 11:18

He's lying. Wasn't Crysis 3 up and running on the Wii U, with the CryEngine 3? I could be wrong 'cause I tend not to look at what engine the game I'm playing is running, as long as it's good. I'd love to know exactly what Nintendo said to p**s off Ea word for word. It couldn't have been "We don't want to use your online service...thanks. They probably got Charles Martinet in and said "No-I-don't-a-think-so" "Lets-not-a-play" :D

Edit* I forgot to add isn't CryEngine 3 more advanced than Frostbite?
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Re: No Wii U support for Frostbite 3 engine

Postby stickyfiddle » 09 May 2013, 11:21

It's pretty obvious that the WiiU will be ine just as soon as it gets any 2 of a 3D Mario, Mario Kart, Smash Bros and Zelda, preferably with the other 2 announced too. That's certainly what I'm waiting for.
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Re: No Wii U support for Frostbite 3 engine

Postby TheLastDodo » 09 May 2013, 11:29

Wii U can't handle Frostbite 2?

Wow......it's a good job no-one buys Nintendo consoles to play the latest FPS's but still wow........
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Re: No Wii U support for Frostbite 3 engine

Postby bfettboba » 09 May 2013, 11:33

sadly as much as I think new 3D mario, mario kart and zelda games will help Nintendo with sales of the Wiiu i believe Nintendo have lost a lot of potential customers with their lower spec hardware choice, marketing and lack of games.
yes hardcore Nintendo fans will buy more Wiiu's for their favourite Nintendo characters but for a lot of hardcore gamers the wiiu is dead in the water and this is another blow to the console, even if more people buy the console for some new 3D games Nintendo lose money on the machine and if there are no games from EA and co when the next gen consoles release a think a lot of Wiiu's will be gathering dust and not earning Nintendo a profit through software sales.

This of course is just my opinion so shoot me down all you want as it will not change my personal opinion
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Re: No Wii U support for Frostbite 3 engine

Postby Jedi-Russ » 09 May 2013, 11:34

Yeah im sure thats what it is EA but it can run no problem on the old dusty ps360 lol :oops:
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Re: No Wii U support for Frostbite 3 engine

Postby DiamondDogs » 09 May 2013, 11:42

TheLastDodo wrote:Wii U can't handle Frostbite 2?

Wow......it's a good job no-one buys Nintendo consoles to play the latest FPS's but still wow........


Please tell me that was sarcasm...PLEASE!!!
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Re: No Wii U support for Frostbite 3 engine

Postby MisterBedo » 09 May 2013, 11:49

Doom !

DOOM !!!!
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Re: No Wii U support for Frostbite 3 engine

Postby TheLastDodo » 09 May 2013, 12:17

DiamondDogs wrote:
TheLastDodo wrote:Wii U can't handle Frostbite 2?

Wow......it's a good job no-one buys Nintendo consoles to play the latest FPS's but still wow........


Please tell me that was sarcasm...PLEASE!!!


I'm afraid I can't tell you that.
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Re: No Wii U support for Frostbite 3 engine

Postby toaplan » 09 May 2013, 12:19

DiamondDogs wrote:Edit* I forgot to add isn't CryEngine 3 more advanced than Frostbite?


CryEngine 3 and Frostbite 2 are comparable current-gen engines, but Frostbite 3 is more advanced - it's meant for next-gen systems* like Unreal Engine 4.

* PS4, NextBox & PC
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Re: No Wii U support for Frostbite 3 engine

Postby DiamondDogs » 09 May 2013, 12:21

I'm afraid I can't tell you that.


Now I know why you're TheLastDodo.
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Re: No Wii U support for Frostbite 3 engine

Postby TheLastDodo » 09 May 2013, 12:24

Isn't it surprising news that a next gen console can't handle a game engine that current gen consoles can?
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Re: No Wii U support for Frostbite 3 engine

Postby Gemini40 » 09 May 2013, 12:27

So, what exactly can the Wii U do outside of being an attractive demo pod in branches of Game?
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