EA Montreal gives up on Wii

EA Montreal

Speaking to Edge Online, EA Montreal General Manager Alain Tascan announced his studio has decided to move away from developing Wii titles in favor of more Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 games as part of the EA Games label – is to refocus the studio on “action titles and HD-quality products”.

The Wii market is a little bit unpredictable these days,” said Tascan, “We are going to focus on big, blockbuster-type titles. It doesn’t mean that we are going to abandon the Wii, but as a studio we want to be ready for new challenges.

Since only Nintendo titles sell well on the Wii this seems to us like a fair decision on their part. EA also recently laid off around 1500 employees and closed down Pandemic Studios as cost cutting measures to reduce it’s losses.