DICE’s Johan Andersson has suggested that Wii U is unlikely to receive the company’s Star Wars games after the revelation that its new engine Frostbite 3 is not planned for the console. On Twitter, the Technical Director stated that the company had done tests with Frostbite 2 and the results were “not too promising.”
The announcement will be quite worrying for Nintendo, since third-party developers are a resource on which it’s currently running rather short. While the company may be able to manage without Star Wars games, it would be rather more problematic were it to miss out on even bigger titles like future Battlefield games.
Still, the third-party support for Nintendo has been slowly trickling in. Resident Evil: Revelations is to be released on the system, and Watch Dogs is a multiplatform title for all existing consoles, including Wii U. The 3DS continues to hold on well, since it currently has around 85% of the installed base for handhelds against the PS Vita’s 15%.
Source: Nintendo Life