EA DICE technical director Johan Andersson revealed that the developer's Frostbite 3
engine, which powers Battlefield 4
and the next entries
in the Dragon Age and Mass Effect franchises, does not run on Nintendo's Wii U.
to fan questions on Twitter, Andersson explained that DICE's Wii U experiments with Frostbite 2 had "not too promising" results, leading to the company abandoning efforts to get Frostbite 3 up and running on Nintendo's latest console.
During the Game Developers Conference in March, Epic Games' Mark Rein noted
that Unreal Engine 4 does not currently run on the Wii U. Rein later clarified, explaining that licensed developers could potentially port Unreal Engine 4-powered games to the Wii U, at their discretion.