Need for Speed: Rivals Not Coming to Wii U, PS Vita, or 3DS

October 22, 2013 - GamePolitics Staff

The newest title in EA's long running action racing series will not be on Wii U or PS Vita, according to the game's Creative Director, Craig Sullivan. Speaking recently to Sixth Axis, Sullivan said that Need for Speed: Rivals will skip Vita and Wii U due to poor sales from the previous game, Need for Speed: Most Wanted.

"We did a load of extra work on the Wii U version, and we had a lot of guys working on that stuff, you know?" said Sullivan. "It didn't really sell that many, in terms of the Wii U market. I would love for it to have, because we put so much effort into that, trust me. I'd love for it to be way bigger than it was, and the same for the Vita."

"[Rivals] is going onto new hardware, and you have to work out where you focus your efforts. The 200 people working on this game are only capable of making so much, and doing so many different versions of the game, so we had to go with where we think the biggest audience will be for the game, and that's where we are."

While Need for Speed: Rivals won't be available for Wii U or PS Vita, it will be released Nov. 19 for current generation systems including PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC. PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions will launch on November 22. The company also didn't mention plans for a 3DS version of the game...

Source: GII


Re: Need for Speed: Rivals Not Coming to Wii U, PS Vita, or 3DS

No Vita either? Hmmm.

Re: Need for Speed: Rivals Not Coming to Wii U, PS Vita, or 3DS

True, the Wii U version had a few exclusive features such as a light co-op mode (the person on the Gamepad could toggle environmental conditions such as day/night, number of cars, etc.) and slightly better lighting/textures BUT...

it was missing all but one of the DLC packs and came out five and a half months after the other versions which by that time were retailing for half the price.

Gee, I wonder why the Wii U version didn't sell very well.


Andrew Eisen

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