15 EA games skipping Wii U due to Frostbite 3 incompatibility

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Nintendo’s Wii U looks set to miss out on at least 15 games from key third-party publisher EA, Eurogamer reports.

DICE’s technical director Johan Andersson recently took to Twitter, revealing that the developer’s Frostbite 3 Engine had never been “running on Wii U” as their previous engine hadn’t performed favourably on the console.

With Mass Effect 4, Dragon Age 3, and Battlefield 4 all being developed using the engine, next-generation hardware from competitors will see the Wii U left behind.

Frostbite 3 technical director Stefan Boberg commented that EA are currently working on 15 games using the new tool, each inadvertently set to skip Nintendo’s system.

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