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It's likely a licensing issue having to do with Origin. Nintendo is notoriously territorial about that sort of thing. It seems highly improbable that WiiU hardware isn't capable of running Frostbite 3. FB3 is more than just the uber-pretty 4k screenies we've been seeing - it has a low end as well, which we'll see on PS3 & XBOX 360.

But how would Origin matter on a closed system like the Wii. I understand what you mean, but i don't get where the hitch would be?
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Originally Posted by Artikbot View Post

This.

Whoever still thinks Nintendo make their consoles thinking fully in third parties, is a fool. Nintendo has historically relied on their own first party games to push their platforms to success.

They have their portfolio of developers that work on the vast amount of high quality franchises their consoles have.

This, but im getting tired of waiting for the ones I want to come out :'(

Shame they always take time to release some quality games on their consoles.
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Guys seriously come on! As has been said in this thread already, the Wii U certainly has the power. If you do some research on Crysis 3 for the Wii, Crytek's CEO claimed they had it running and everything but due to lack of support between Nintendo and EA, they had to scrap it. I could care less if EA doesn't release another game for Nintendo.

They need to be bought out and buried, just like they do to every developer they buy out.
   
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post #44 of 82
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That may have been part of it. Regardless, the point is, if the Wii U doesn't take off it'll likely be because it failed to captivate its own audience, not by "losing" an audience it never had to begin with. Be honest, none of you were going to go out and buy a Wii U so you could play Battlefield or other Frostbite 3 games on it. Chances are the general public weren't either.

honestly, i pre-ordered the wii u because nintendo made it seem like they were going after the hardcore gamers again, they even released a "pro" xbox-style controller.

i was ready to go all in this gen w/ nintendo. once i saw the wii u specs and heard it wasn't next gen, but really just about the equivalent of the xbox 360/ps3 i canceled it and do not regret it at all. I can't be the only one....
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i was ready to go all in this gen w/ nintendo. once i saw the wii u specs and heard it wasn't next gen, but really just about the equivalent of the xbox 360/ps3 i canceled it and do not regret it at all. I can't be the only one....

Not the only one, but definitely a minority.

The whole Pro controller thing was to give third parties a proper dedicated traditional controller.

What's the drill with specs? Nobody buys a Nintendo console for the specs. They are usually good enough for what they are targeted to. Now, how lazy third parties are, that's a different story.

This is what Nintendo&co could do with the Wii:







And this is EA:



Or Activision:






See? Third parties almost never lift a finger to make the Nintendo consoles version look good.
Edited by Artikbot - 5/9/13 at 9:17am
   
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right, but i own a nice tv and sound system, the technology exists for me to have the absolute best visual/audio experience, so why would i buy anything but the highest end equipment? i can barely look at 720p xbox 360 games, the wii looks TERRIBLE, and the wii u may be "ok" for now, but in 5 years it will be beyond obsolete compared to the ps4/nextbox.
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right, but i own a nice tv and sound system, the technology exists for me to have the absolute best visual/audio experience, so why would i buy anything but the highest end equipment? i can barely look at 720p xbox 360 games, the wii looks TERRIBLE, and the wii u may be "ok" for now, but in 5 years it will be beyond obsolete compared to the ps4/nextbox.

fun factor?
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Wii looks terrible on screen but like i said before Zelda won't get them into my pocket anymore.
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right, but i own a nice tv and sound system, the technology exists for me to have the absolute best visual/audio experience, so why would i buy anything but the highest end equipment? i can barely look at 720p xbox 360 games, the wii looks TERRIBLE, and the wii u may be "ok" for now, but in 5 years it will be beyond obsolete compared to the ps4/nextbox.

What if I told you I use your 'highest end equipment' to play Super Nintendo? wink.gif

Fun>Graphics, horsepower, price, newness, or anything else. I play to have fun, not to say 'Gee those are some nice leaves right there!' Otherwise I'd spend my days rendering static imagery in 3D and going after absolute photorealism.
   
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I am going to be honest here and say I thought the Frostbite 2 engine was....crap.

BF3 in my eyes was a downgrade from BFBC2 which ran Frostbite 1.5(?)

BF3 ditched the amazing destruction of BFBC2 among other things.

And judging from the trailer of BF4 the Frostbite 3 engine should be named the MOAR BIRDS! Engine.

I doubt Nintendo give a damn and neither do I.
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