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EA not releasing 'Madden 25' on Wii U
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May 02, 2013, 07:08:10
"We will not be releasing a Wii U version of Madden NFL in 2013. However, we have a strong partnership with Nintendo and will continue to evaluate opportunities for delivering additional Madden NFL products for Nintendo fans in the future."


I'm no Madden fan, but Nintendo's got some patching up to do with third-parties if their next-gen system is out of the question for current upcoming games. Your thoughts?

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Posted: 05/02/13, 07:08:10  - Edited by 
 on: 06/06/13, 00:36:59    
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We'll get all our third-party stuff from Ubisoft. Seem to be the only smart one of the Big-3 left. Although Activision does SOME smart stuff.

Posted by 
 on: 05/02/13, 16:39:17
ludist210 said:
So much for that "unprecedented partnership". I think they're still fuming over the Origins deal on Wii U.

I think it's a combination of the Origin thing and that the Wii U's setup apparently doesn't allow for locked content on the disc which means no online passes. That's one of EA's big things too since they were the ones that started that bs, with Madden even.

Posted by 
 on: 05/02/13, 17:11:51
Welcome to the PC world! We haven't gotten a new Madden since like '08.

Posted by 
 on: 05/02/13, 17:23:02
I think sports devs stopped making PC games because people just modded the roster/uniform/stadium/schedule updates in on their own.

Posted by 
 on: 05/02/13, 17:24:53
@DeputyVanHalen Yeah, a real bitch how not actually making your game better year by year came back to bite them in the ass.

Posted by 
 on: 05/02/13, 17:29:38
Fucking EA.

Posted by 
 on: 05/02/13, 17:34:17

We still get lots of other sports games. Fifa, NBA2K, The Show, etc.

Anyone who is friends with me on Steam knows that I play NBA2K a lot, so I download fan-made roster updates when the developer stops sending them automatically. They kind of put the developer updates to shame with the amount of care and attention they put into it, and the amount of extra content with classic teams and stuff.

But, I still buy the new games because the games do tend to improve from year to year in discernible ways. And it's nice that they're only $30 new on PC.

Posted by 
 on: 05/02/13, 17:36:55
Oh well, Madden fans, you know what to do. Get your asses on Miiverse.

Posted by 
 on: 05/02/13, 17:43:06
Those franchises have put a lot more effort into improving their games on a yearly basis though. It's not a coincidence that Madden/NCAA and MLB 2K that got by being lazy through exclusives agreements have dropped PC versions in the last few years.

Posted by 
 on: 05/02/13, 18:21:27
But I'm really bad at Rayman games.

Posted by 
 on: 05/02/13, 20:42:23
Its clear that the Wii U team at EA is incompetent.

or they are making another one of those so-called "business decisions"

Posted by 
 on: 05/02/13, 20:59:07  - Edited by 
 on: 05/02/13, 20:59:57
I smell a Depression Cast coming on.

Posted by 
 on: 05/02/13, 21:59:51

Ooooh! I'll guest host it with you!

Posted by 
 on: 05/02/13, 22:40:16
Although a lot of us prolly haven't bought a Madden game in years(or at all) there are still millions of people who do buy Madden and most of them think Nintendo is lame and wouldn't buy it on the console anyways

Posted by 
 on: 05/02/13, 22:50:29

Nintendo is not in the dudebro market. Those fools part with their money faster than EA can update the rosters for next year's game, and they have the next 2 CoD Collector's editions paid off already. Its a lucrative market for sure, but Nintendo really doesn't court meatheads with their software.

I know that's a broad, sweeping generalization; its not my fault the knuckle-draggers would look at the first part of this sentence and assume I was referring to some broad sweeping.

Posted by 
 on: 05/03/13, 01:38:03
its a broad statement. I just think if these 3rd party games seriously used Nintendo's tech there could be some unbelievable games. Wii's tech was barely scratched...especially motion plus.

They could have a multiplayer motion mode. The person with the controller would be the RB or WR. As the WR you would be running down the field and when the ball is coming towards the selected player it would put a helmet view on your controller and you would literally have to position and hold your controller in the right spot to catch the ball maybe pressing teh sticks in. As a RB you could have the same FPV and you push the controller forward to stiff arm, jutt it side to side to juke....maybe to spin move you hold a button down and do a circular motion.

I mean those are just ideas off the top of my head. Maybe someone is the qb and you hold the motion plus controller like a football and do throwing motions, and it'd be able to tell how fast you throw it and what direction maybe even the arch.

You know you're going to prolly have these types of things with the next kinect device and its a shame because Wii U can prolly do most of it too.

Posted by 
 on: 05/03/13, 02:25:48
I don't personally care about this in the sense that I don't buy or play sports games, however it's certainly no good thing that a major third-party title is skipping the Wii U.

I can also predict that Madden will still come to the PS4 and next Xbox when they inevitably struggle to sell systems in the beginning.

Posted by 
 on: 05/03/13, 02:35:11  - Edited by 
 on: 05/03/13, 02:35:37
Ubisoft = More than Rayman.

Posted by 
 on: 05/03/13, 04:49:20
Hope this has to do with whatever bad blood came out of the origin fallout and not a growing trend amongst developers.

Posted by 
 on: 05/03/13, 06:34:49  - Edited by 
 on: 05/03/13, 06:35:14
Yeah, but I'm so fickle! I don't like killing either. Wait a minute, what the hell do I play?!

Posted by 
 on: 05/03/13, 17:00:57
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