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by Alex Winehouse

Wii U Not A 'Transitional Platform', EA Boss Says

'I don't think that's going to be the case'...

 

Wii U Not A 'Transitional Platform', EA Boss Says

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Electronic Arts's new COO Peter Moore has backed the Nintendo Wii U, whilst also questioning both Microsoft and Sony's future directions.

EA will provide a host of launch titles for the new console, which will propel Nintendo into the HD games market for the first time.

He told IndustryGamers: "People will start talking about [the Wii U] being a transitional platform. And I don't think that's going to be the case.

"And here's why: the [tablet] controller [is huge]. This is not about specs any more... This is about, as it was with the Wii, is the controller a unique way of enjoying a game experience, regardless of what the graphic fidelity is?"

Moore added his thought that games are now reaching a graphical peak, saying: "Look, you saw Battlefield - how much better could this stuff look at some point? There's a point of diminishing returns... I don't even know if there's anything better than 1080p.

"I don't know what Xbox and PlayStation's plans for their next platforms are, but it's not going to be hanging on graphic fidelity. I guarantee you that."

The Wii U is expected to be released in time for Christmas 2012.

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