EA CEO John Riccitiello's public pledge of support
for the Wii U, in front of a video montage of EA properties that included Battlefield
, may have imparted the idea that some variant of DICE's shooter would eventually come to Nintendo's tablet-y thing. Battlefield 3
producer Patrick Liu doesn't rule out the possibility in a new interview with Metro
, but he does suggest plans for the system have yet to materialize.
"No, I think what he [Riccitello] said was that we're looking into what we can do with the Wii U, but there is nothing planned to be honest," Liu said. He added that while DICE has "dabbled" with development kits, "there's no game planned."
The game plan for Wii U, then, is to "come up with something that really uses their controls. And until we get that bright idea of what to do with the new controls I don't think there's any point in making another version that's just the same as everyone else." And if you're counting on a Battlefield 3
port, Liu suggests that "probably" won't happen because the Wii U is so "far out," man.