Last week EA confirmed that it didn't have any Wii U titles in development. As if that wasn't enough of a slight against owners of Nintendo's console a developer's comments over the weekend dumped a whole can of gasoline on an already raging fire.
A series of tweets (which have since been deleted by the author but captured by this NeoGAF thread) from one of the software engineers at EA Sports' Canada studio responded to the news by posting disparaging comments via Twitter calling the console "crap" and suggesting that Nintendo give up on console hardware.
"The Wii U is crap. Less powerful than an Xbox 360. Poor online/store. Weird tablet," tweeted Bob Summerwill, a senior software engineer at EA Canada, in a reply to a tweet of a link about EA's no-Wii U news. "Nintendo are walking dead at this point."
Summerwill didn't stop there either:
"Nintendo are still operating like it's 1990," he continues, saying it should have gotten out of the hardware business and made its Mario and Legend of Zelda franchises exclusives on competing consoles.
"Instead, they make this awful console," he added. Then, of EA's withdrawal from developing for Wii U, he said, "It is an utterly intentional decision to focus our resources on markets which actually matter."
An EA Sports spokesman gave this statement to Kotaku:
"EA has a strong partnership and an active agreement with Nintendo to develop games for the WiiU. Last year we released Mass Effect 3 and several of our EA Sports titles on that platform. So far, we have not announced any new titles for Wii U this year, but that does not preclude more games in the future."
Of course, EA said that it has no Wii U games currently in development, so this statement is kind of at odds with the other one made late last week...