Origin on Wii U not likely soon, EA exec suggests

Nintendo deal with EA still unclear; Publisher says online service is merging to mobiles fast

EA is focused on enhancing its Origin service on PC and mobiles only, a key executive at the company has told CVG.


The publisher's chief operating officer, Peter Moore, was asked to explain plans for Origin in response to growing speculation that the service will arrive on Wii U.

Asked whether the full Origin experience will become available on Nintendo's Wii U system, Moore told CVG: "We haven't made any announcements on that".

"Origin continues to be a PC-centric service, one that's moving quickly to mobile, but as things evolve in the coming years we'll look at where the demand is. But at the moment Origin is very much PC centric and mobile centric."

Earlier this week it was revealed that Electronic Arts had updated its user licence agreement to explain that all of the publisher's Wii U games will be tied to an Origin account. The deal between Nintendo and EA that has led to this decision is still unclear.

Moore said he was looking forward to watching Nintendo's new platform arrive at retail and start the next wave of home consoles.

"We've got three games we're excited about, with Madden, FIFA and Mass Effect," he said.