EA COO Peter Moore has apologised for a questionable April Fools joke made by the official Frostbite Twitter feed.
“Our apologies to partners Nintendo America and fan[s],” Moore said on Twitter.
“Frostbite Engine’s poor attempt at April Fools not condoned by EA. Unacceptable/stupid.”
The Frostbite Twitter had made a series of tweets claiming the latest iteration of the DICE-built engine was coming to Wii U, citing its position as the best console of the current generation.
Not only was this a bit of a low blow at fans who find EA’s lack of support for the console disappointing, the mocking tone was widely interpreted as a sharp dig at the Wii U – which for all its troubles has some great games, and certainly doesn’t deserve to be written off just for not being a carbon clone of the PS4 and Xbox One.
The tweets were eventually deleted but not before widespread sharing and reporting.