EA and Nintendo have something of an odd history, this last generation especially, as EA pledged a lot of support to Wii U and never wound up putting many games on the console (releasing Mass Effect 3, FIFA 13, and Madden NFL 13, and Need for Speed: Most Wanted U). If the following quote is anything to go by, though, it sounds like EA might be reconsidering the extent of their support as the NX nears release.

As we look to the future, we see a world where more people are playing on more platforms in more geographies then ever before. We see the platform cycle now, not just as a traditional six-year console cycle, but as a six-month refresh rate on mobile devices, smart TV’s, Internet-enabled refrigerators, or whatever it might be.

And what we’re doing, in terms of resource allocation, is really investing at a core digital platform level, at an engine level, and at a game architecture level, to ensure that we are able to deliver amazing experiences: 6 inches to 60 inches, and beyond; two minutes to two hour session times, and beyond; across any and all relevant devices where gamers are playing.

And as it relates to Nintendo, we’ve had a tremendous relationship with them over the years. And we will evaluate any and all opportunities with them, in the same way we do all platform opportunities.

It sounds like they are at least open to going back to Nintendo consoles, though of course this also might just be PR spin; either way, we will hopefully see some EA support when the NX gets revealed next year.


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