Wii U Powerful Enough For CryEngine 3


Crytek’s new game engine runs fine on the Wii U, but they still won’t be making any games for it.

Current industry estimates are putting the Wii U slightly ahead of Microsoft and Sony’s current-gen consoles in terms of hardware. Crytek CEO, Cevat Yerli, has confirmed the console is powerful enough for CryEngine 3 – there’s at least one game already in development that’s using it – but then went on to imply that Crytek won’t be developing any games for the new platform regardless.

“My opinion of the Wii U is very high,” he told CVG. “It’s just that we didn’t have a business case unfortunately that justifies us making a game for it.

“It doesn’t mean that CryEngine 3 doesn’t run on Wii U – it actually runs beautifully. In fact, there actually is a game in development from a respected developer that we will be announcing. I’ve seen the game running and it looks really great.”

A Crytek rep has previously stated that it’s unlikely that Crysis 3, which will be the last traditional retail game produced by the studio before it switches over to a free-to-play model, will make an appearance on the Wii U.

“From my perspective I do not understand the public’s concerns that the Wii U is weaker than PS3 and 360,” Yerli continued. “That I cannot see. From my perspective the Wii U is minimum as powerful as Xbox 360.”

The Wii U is set to launch this holiday season.

Source: CVG

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