Ex-Criterion boss complains about Nintendo and EA

Need For Speed Most Wanted Wii U

Replying to a fan on twitter earlier, Criterion Games co-founder Alex Ward had some unkind words about Nintendo and EA. The conversation was about Need for Speed: Most Wanted, specifically the Wii U release and the lack of support/sales for it.

When challenged by a Nintendo fan about not supporting Nintendo hardware Ward replied:

When challenged on his support of Nintendo’s hardware again he continued:

So if Ward’s comments are truthful it seems like he tried to support the release of Need for Speed for the Wii U but was hindered by Nintendo’s lack of interest in or support for the game.

Do you think Ward was justified in his comments about Nintendo? After all, if what he says is true, it seems that they played a big part in the Wii U version of the game getting a sub-par release compared to the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions. Have any of you bought Need for Speed: Most Wanted U? If so what did you think of it?