EA: "Wii U Feels like an Offline Experience right now"

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EA's Peter Moore recently criticised the Wii U's online mulitplayer environment and engagement as a reason for the lack of support.

EA has hit the headlines with Wii U too many times to count this year, and one of the reasons for the lack of Wii U titles this side of 2012 is "the lack of online engagement that we see on Wii U", according to Moore. "It's so integral to what we do. They're so small it's hardly worth running the servers. It seems like a box that's out of sync with the future of EA - which is one that gives a real social feel to our games. The Wii U feels like an offline experience right now."

Despite the mixed numbers of those playing games online on Wii U, the social network - Miiverse - is continuing to perform well, having been vocal on a variety of Nintendo topics so far.

What are your thoughts on Moore's comments - do you play Wii U titles online and use Miiverse?

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i'm enjoying injustice online, peter

Although it is a simple idea, I love what Nintendo have done with Miiverse! EA are creating games with online being the backbone of the gaming experience but have not seemed sold on WiiU from the start. I can't see this attitude changing anytime soon. 

When in doubt....Whip it out!
brt (guest) 09.07.2013 08:33#3

how on earth did it became possible to apply the word 'social' to activities people spend alone in their room?

like the meaningless 'achievements' and the whole 'social media' nonsense which looks more like an excuse to spread your animal cruelty gore pictures and mildly funny 'memes' around, it's as if the entertainment industry is desperate to convince users there's actually a point to what they're doing.

I don't understand why.

Meh (guest) 09.07.2013 10:49#4

EA wanted control of Miiverse in exchange for releasing games on the Wii U, you would need an origin account to access Miiverse and play games online. Nintendo told them that was unacceptable so EA pulled their games on the Wii U.

meh (guest) 09.07.2013 10:49#5

From a former EA fan, Good Riddance To Bad Rubbish. Your lack of inspired content and rehashes of the same game, whilst systematically alienating your own customers shows the blatant disregard you have for the gaming society and its time you moved on.

Unless you are completely delusional, you must realise people no longer have trust left in your 'products'. Trying to enforce rules on your customers will never work. We have other options besides you. You need us not vice versa

At best you can aim for bargain bucket bestsellers, .

Translation: Nintendo refused to use Origin as their online service so we are going to trash their online setup and features that otherwise work great for every other online game other there.

i been playing nothing but monster hunter 3 online.

You only say that because Nintendo didn't let you force Origin into the system.

We all know this Peter Moore.  Stop lying!

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