by Mike Bendel on June 20, 2012 @ 5:34 pm
Officially, Crytek has went on record to say that it has no in-house projects under development for Wii U. Despite this, the company remains quite vocal about the hardware, and for good reason. In a recent interview with CVG, company boss Cevat Yerli revealed that CryEngine 3 “runs beautifully” on Wii U, adding that a “respected developer” already has one project underway for it that’s CE3 powered.
Yerli wouldn’t delve further into specifics, but this at least confirms that we will see CryEngine 3 on the Wii U, which isn’t entirely surprising after Crytek pledged its support for Nintendo’s new hardware at E3 last year. Still, it’s reassuring to hear after word got out that were was little hope of Crysis 3 landing on the platform.
Yerli also stated that while his opinion of the Wii U is “very high,” currently Crytek isn’t in a position where it would make business sense to develop an original title for it.
“It doesn’t mean that CryEngine 3 doesn’t run on Wii U – it actually runs beautifully,” said Yerli. He added, ”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.”
“From my perspective I do not understand the public’s concerns that the Wii U is weaker than PS3 and 360. That I cannot see. From my perspective the Wii U is minimum as powerful as Xbox 360.”
We’re certainly intrigued to see this CryEngine 3 project for the Wii U. Wonder which developer is behind it?
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