Electronic Arts hasn’t shown much support for the 3DS, a fact which can probably be explained by the hesitations of Peter Moore, who admits that:
3D is certainly not in any way on our list of things we are focused upon as a company. I look at gaming, and it just doesn’t seem to be a major factor.
It’s just not a technology particularly in our world of gaming that seems to have got traction. If I was sceptical 18 months ago I remain sceptical.
But while it’s a shame they didn’t give the system a fair shot — especially since its sales and acceptance rose to the occasion with games actually became available — it’s also possible to see where Moor is coming from. As a general concept, 3D feels very much like a “this generation only” sort of feature. I don’t think it’ll become a standard moving forward, and I don’t think Nintendo will include it in future systems. That’s not to suggest it’s not worthwhile at this moment, but for a development company to invest their money — and more importantly, their attention — into a concept, they probably want it to have a promise of traction in the future.