Peter Moore, the Chief Operating Officer at Electronic Arts, has taken to Twitter to make a very public apology to Nintendo for some incredibly unfunny attempts at humour by the Twitter account @FrostbiteEngine yesterday. Trying (and failing) to poke fun at the Nintendo Wii U, regarded as the least powerful of the current batch of console hardware, the account posted the following (which have since been deleted):
Good news, we have finally fixed and optimized our 'netcode'. Uses quantum entanglement for Zero Latency connections. Exclusively on #WiiU.
Frostbite will power #HalfLife 3, coming out summer 2014! #WiiU exclusive.
Frostbite now runs on the #WiiU since it is the most powerful Gen4 platform, our renderer is now optimized for Mario and Zelda.
Looking more like the handiwork of a 12 year old fanboy than an actual community representative, the tweets prompted Moore to make an attempt to smooth over relations between EA and Nintendo, which haven't been the greatest of late. In his tweet, Moore wrote:
Our apologies to partners @NintendoAmerica & fans. @FrostbiteEngine's poor attempt at April Fools not condoned by EA : unacceptable/stupid
Undoubtedly, whoever was responsible for the offending tweets has probably been having quite a bad day today, but hopefully that'll be the end of the matter!