The new Frostbite 3 engine made a splash this week at GDC, and it looks like EA Dice has made an even bigger splash with some of their recent comments. Patrick Bach, executive producer on the Battlefield franchise, stated that the new powerful engine won’t support the Wii U. He discussed the disappointing news for Nintendo fans with Eurogamer, stating that the Wii U isn’t a part of our focus right now. ”We right now don’t have support for the Wii U in the Frostbite engine,” said Bach, explaining that “we don’t want to back down from what we see as our low-spec machines.”
“We don’t want to ship different games dependent on the platform,” said Tobias Dahl, producer of Battlefield 4‘s single-player campaign. “We need to set the limit somewhere, to have the lowest spec for this title.” Bach isn’t the only person who feels strongly about the Wii U obviously but we’ll have to see if more publishers will follow suit with EA Dice. The biggest reason that this will hurt the system is because the Frostbite 3 will be the foundation to a lot of EA’s future big named titles, like Dragon Age 3 and the next Mass Effect.