During the E3 2011 Electronic Arts announced a partnership with Nintendo to bring great things for the new Wii U, but if this rumor is true, such treatment has gone overboard in a dispute about Origin and Nintendo Network, and all because EA got greedy.
According to a reddit user, effectively the two companies were working together and benefiting from the development kit sent to EA before anyone else and a contract for it to help build the online ecosystem for the Nintendo Wii U.
So far everything was fine, but when Nintendo showed EA the new Nintendo Network and Miiverse, executives from the U.S. company’s eyes lit up and decided to offer a deal to add smartphone and tablet functions and interactions between communities, Facebook and Twitter, among other add-ons that could rival the PSN network and Xbox Live.
But of course that such beauty could not be free because there was one condition: Nintendo Network should be part of Origin and use the code and interface with it. You know, the same Origin that installs spyware on computers.
This of course would mean that the Nintendo Network would be exclusive to Origin which simply did not convince Nintendo, as this would give “problems with quality control” and that EA would be who would be charging the fee, since technically this would be its network.
Following the refusal of Nintendo, EA has decided to cut largely its supposed support that the Wii U would get in question to the publication of several titles. Wow, how resentful, but Ubisoft says that the decision was good none the less.
Remember this is only a rumor and if there is no statement from either of the two companies, we can only note that it if EA games for the Wii U comes months later (if they back out) and are released full of bugs.
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