EA has 'no games in development for Wii U'

Nothing in the pipeline despite strong early support

One of the biggest publishers in the games industry, Electronic Arts, has no games currently in development for Wii U.


"We have no games in development for the Wii U currently," spokesperson Jeff Brown has told Kotaku.

While the site says that Brown did not rule out EA developing Wii U games in future, this will come as alarming news to Wii U owners and, particular - those who frequent EA's dominant line-up of sports titles.

With Wii U versions of Mass Effect 3, Need for Speed Most Wanted, FIFA 12 and Madden all ready for its launch window, EA was one of the most prominent supporters of Nintendo's HD console in its early months of availability.

But the publishing giant's Wii U support has taken a downward turn in recent months, having surprisingly dismissed Wii U for its next Madden game, and later declaring no Wii U support Frostbite 3, on the basis that tests on the console yielded "not too promising results".

In relation to the lack of the new Madden for Wii U, EA insisted that "we have a strong partnership with Nintendo and will continue to evaluate opportunities for delivering additional Madden NFL products for Nintendo fans in the future."

But Wii U has also been skipped for other EA Sports titles including Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14 and NHL 14.

FIFA 14 has not been confirmed for Wii U either, though the title is expected to be confirmed for other platforms, including PlayStation 4 and the next Xbox.