Earlier this week, an anonymous source with EA told Computers and Video Games what were EA’s general feelings towards Nintendo. Basically it came down to Nintendo’s fanbase focus and EA’s creative focus conflicting—which is putting it nicely.
“Nintendo was dead to us very quickly,” the source began. “It became a kids IP platform and we don’t really make games for kids. That was pretty true across the other labels too. Even the Mass Effect title on Wii U, which was a solid effort, could never do big business, and EA like Activision is only focused on games that can be big franchises”.
Initially EA didn’t bother to reply to the comment. Why would they? The stock response by most game companies when presented with rumors is “We don’t reply to rumors (and speculation).”
Later this week EA’s COO Peter Moore responded to the article via Twitter and said, “Don’t trust “anonymous sources”. Nintendo’s a great partner. They never have been, and never will be, ‘dead’ to EA…” It seems as though CVG is standing by the legitimacy of their source’s relationship with EA.
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