EA's chief operating officer Peter Moore has been a vocal supporter of the Wii U already: back in August he appeared totally confident in the console's online features, and in a recent interview with Famitsu he reaffirmed this commitment with some glowing words.
Most intriguing are the hints at the Wii U's online capabilities: although Moore couldn't reveal specifics, we know he recently paid a visit to Nintendo HQ, and you can be certain that online features were part of the discussion. Here's what he said to Famitsu:
It’s a very exciting machine and I’m glad to see it out there. I mean, a hi-def Nintendo platform! There’s nothing that could make me happier. Its online capabilities are really extensive, too, so we’ll be able to differentiate ourselves from the competition more easily with our sports lineup. We can’t announce anything yet, but what I can say is that Nintendo is a company that’s been producing new types of play culture for years. The 3DS and Wii U have taken on that DNA, so I really can’t wait to see what kind of new surprises are waiting for us.
It's interesting that Moore specifically cites the console's online functions as a way in which EA can separate itself from other formats. What will Wii U do that Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 don't? We can't wait to find out.