EA Sports convinced Wii U can “do anything” PS3 and 360 can do, and vice versa

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 27 July 2011 16:31 GMT

EA Sports’ Andrew Wilson is convinced Wii U can do “anything” PS3 and Xbox 360 can do, thanks to dev kits showing the firm and idea of the console’s power.

Speaking in an interview with Eurogamer, Wilson said every time a “new piece of hardware and every new development library,” shows up at the studio, it gives the teams a “greater understanding,” of the console.

“With our early research we had been very happy with the output of the box and we expect that that will only go up moving forward,” said Wilson. “There are added challenges for us as developers when you think about rendering on two screens and what that might mean, but we’re looking forward to that challenge.

“It’s still moving, but I think we’ll be able to do anything that we can do on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on the Wii U.”

Wilson goes on to say EA is working very closing with Nintendo with online, and has been since early on.

“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,” he explained.

“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. We have a series of people who are under very strict NDAs as you can imagine, operating with them, building that system out.”

Wii U is slated for release sometime after April 2012.

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