The Madden franchise has always been known to be playable on almost all dedicated gaming platforms. While each new entry in the series doesn’t seem to change much and has stayed pretty stagnant as years go by, fans of the series have no qualms with that fact. Sometimes changes aren’t always for the better especially with a franchise like Madden and the saying, ‘If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ sits pretty with franchise’s like this.
Nintendo World Report has reported (redundant, I know) that EA Games has confirmed that one of their most popular franchises: Madden, will not be featured in the WII U’s library upon the games launch. Here is an official statement from an EA representative:
“We will not be releasing a Wii U version of Madden NFL in 2013. However, we have a strong partnership with Nintendo and will continue to evaluate opportunities for delivering additional Madden NFL products for Nintendo fans in the future.”
If EA has such a great relationship with Nintendo, one would think they would take a chance with such a proven and successful franchise to help Nintendo push more hardware out.
All the blame does not lie with EA. Poor hardware sales and next to nothing in the software department would make any developer be a little apprehensive in investing in hardware that probably won’t break even financially in return.
However, Madden NFL 25 will be available for PS3 and Xbox 360 on August 27th this summer.