Following a recent blog on CVG, in which an anonymous source claimed that, “Nintendo was dead to us very quickly,” EA’s Peter Moore has reiterated that the relationship between the two gaming giants is stronger than ever. He subsequently engaged in exchange of words with the article’s author.
In addition to what was quoted above, the anonymous EA source elaborated that Nintendo’s Wii U, “became a kids IP platform and we don’t really make games for kids. That was pretty true across the other labels too. Even the Mass Effect title on Wii U, which was a solid effort, could never do big business, and EA like Activision is only focused on games that can be big franchises.”
Peter Moore addressed this on Twitter, explaining that, “Nintendo’s a great partner. They never have been, and never will be, ‘dead’ to EA.” He also advised his followers to not trust anonymous sources. The author of the blog, Rob Crossley, quickly responded, maintaining that, “the anonymous source was an EA one,” and added that he didn’t, “appreciate my hard and honest work being clouded by reaction statements.” This was rebutted by Mr. Moore, who reaffirmed his own stance that Nintendo and EA have a fine relationship, and that his position as COO would make him the best judge of that, despite what Mr. Crossley’s source had to say.