Speaking to Industry Gamers, the newly promoted chief operating officer of Electronic Arts Peter Moore praised the "huge commitment" Nintendo had shown the publisher with its online strategy for Wii U. "[Online] is critically important to us, and we are relieved that they have made a huge commitment that they have presented to us," he said. "Online certainly was not a factor with the Wii, as you know; although they had capabilities, it just wasn't there at the level that both Xbox Live and PlayStation had. But I think Nintendo totally gets that multiplayer, building community, co-op play, having the ability to bring games that are deeper - all of these things are now very important.