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Topic: Could the Wii U's online infrastructure be powered by EA origin?

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shingi_70

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An article from Eurogamer about EA sports time with the Wii U dev kits
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2011-07-27-ea-wii-u-can-do-...

A large question lingers around what the online capabilities of Wii U will be. Wilson wouldn't say whether new dev kits reveal more online Wii U functionality, but did highlight an "openness and willingness" by Nintendo to listen to their developer and publisher partners.

There are people at EA "under very strict NDAs" that are working those online Wii U systems out with Nintendo.

"[Online is] something that we're working very closely with Nintendo on," said Wilson. "We are highlighting to them what we believe are the most important elements to that infrastructure to deliver a connected experience that we think is the future of gaming.the Wii U efforts.

"They have demonstrated an openness and willingness to work with us and work with developers that I think will only land us in a positive place.

"We're working through the development with them now," he added. "We have a series of people who are under very strict NDAs as you can imagine, operating with them, building that system out."

Take note that during E3 EA had been rumored to working closely with Nintendo on the Wii U's online system.

then today Peter moore talked about the Wii U in a Reuters interview.
http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2011/10/06/ea-we-love-wii-u/

Back in June, everyone was talking about the Wii U, Nintendo’s first video game console with high-definition graphics unveiled at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles.

Since then, no one’s heard much more about Wii U, which has a tablet screen for a controller and can be used in conjunction with Wii remotes. Nintendo must be hunkering down to put the finishing touches on it before it hits stores sometime next year.

But Peter Moore, the video game industry veteran who was promoted to be Electronic Arts’ chief operating officer in August, told Reuters this week that everything appears to be on track with the Wii U, at least from his perspective working for a publisher making games for it.

“There are no indications that there’s anything that feels like it’s off target,” Moore said. Nintendo’s stock has taken a beating in recent months and its share price is approaching its low for the year.

Moore said he will be visiting Nintendo’s hometown of Kyoto next week to check on how the console is shaping up.

“From our perspective right now, specs are a big deal,” he said, adding that during his trip, he will looking to find out more about the gadget’s graphic and computer processing units, its price and when it might be shipped.

Moore, who has experience launching consoles from his days at Microsoft, says Nintendo was smart to incorporate a tablet into the console with the Wii U.

“No one thinks its going to replace an iPad 2 but it is playing into what a consumer feels comfortable with,” Moore said.

In the past, publishers have backed away from dedicating too much content to Nintendo platforms, since the Japanese company tended to use its consoles to push its own software titles. But make no mistake, EA is on board with the Wii U, Moore said.

“Our teams are working on it around the world. Our key franchises will be there. We’ve made that commitment to Nintendo.”

I know i might be getting ahead of myself but EA already had Dev kits,so why would Peter Moore be going to Kyoto. Even with how quiet nintendo has been about the Wii U if this was a big Dev gathering details would have leaked. So either Moore is gunning for a Job or something bigger is going down.

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Shining-Void

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EA announced they are working VERY closely with the wii u online so i can imagine it being on par with PSN

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irken004

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Why would you want it powered by Origin?

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Bankai

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I know i might be getting ahead of myself but EA already had Dev kits,so why would Peter Moore be going to Kyoto.

So the only reason an EA executive would go do some meetings with Nintendo in Japan is to secure dev kits or hammer out a massive deal that would completely turn the industry on its head?

I hate to break this to you, but in the real world business people have meetings with business people regularly, and usually for far more mundane things. They were probably sharing protips on each other's release dates for Wii U software.

So either Moore is gunning for a Job or something bigger is going down.

You're not a C-level executive, are you? PS you don't need to answer, I already know you're not.

Nothing whatsoever about what you've posted up there in anyway suggests that Nintendo will run the Wii U on Origin, but even imagining for a moment that hypothetical is true, if it happened Nintendo deserves to crash, burn, and be swept under history's rug.

How bleeping stupid would Nintendo, mr "we love you 3rd parties, really" be to try and force Ubisoft, Square Enix, Capcom and a crapload of other third party publishers to use a direct competitor's infrastructure?

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JTC-Pingas

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Nope. That is all.

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TylerS

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That won't happen because
1.Hardcore gamers hate Origin
2.Origin only has EA games on it

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komicturtle

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I heard that it's not just EA, but other 3rd parties are making suggestions to Nintendo what they want in their online system. It's made pretty clear too. Just seems like EA is just very enthusiastic about it.

Who knows, we'll never really know if EA and Nintendo are working more closely than say Nintendo with Capcom, Ubisoft or Activision.

Personally, I don't care.

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V8_Ninja

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There's a good chance it's NOT happening. Origin appears just to be a way of saying "Screw you!" to Valve's Steam service and since it appears that EA is fine messing around with Sony's and Microsoft's online services, I don't see why they would port Origin over to a console in which they helped design the entire online functionality for.

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How bleeping stupid would Nintendo, mr "we love you 3rd parties, really" be to try and force Ubisoft, Square Enix, Capcom and a crapload of other third party publishers to use a direct competitor's infrastructure?

Or, you know, Nintendo could have just said "Eff-it, we know jack about online services, do whatever you want." to every 3 rd party and EA just happened to decide that they want Origin on consoles too, as if they would be giving Valve another middle finger to deal with. I extremely doubt that's the case, but it seems much more like a plausible scenario than Nintendo just using EA's Origin system for every aspect of their online functionality.

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bub166

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I hate Origin. But it's better than friend codes!

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