While it may not command quite as much attention as Call of Duty, EA’s Battlefield series is still one of the more notable franchises in the industry today. Its fourth installment, Battlefield 4, was recently announced at this year’s Game Developers Conference and is scheduled to hit Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC later this fall, but the game will (perhaps unsurprisingly) be skipping out on Nintendo’s Wii U.
According to Battlefield 4’s creative director Lars Gustavsson, the reason the shooter will not be coming to Wii U boils down to the studio’s desire to focus on its own strengths. As Gustavsson explained in an interview with Videogamer,
“Sometimes, at least for us, it’s focusing on what you do well and what you know well, and ensuring that you deliver something good than trying a bit too much, stretching yourself too thin and risking it. I’d rather play it safe, deliver something really good and then look at the future and what could possibly be done than trying a bit too hard and [failing].”
Regardless of the validity of this statement, this news does nothing to mend the relationship between Nintendo and EA, which has soured considerably over the past couple of months. At least Wii U owners still have Need for Speed: Most Wanted to enjoy from the publisher…provided you don’t plan on buying any of its downloadable content.