CryEngine 3 Wii U Game is Coming, Just Not From Crytek
By Joseph Christ on June 20th, 2012 (11 comments)
Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli spent some time talking to CVG recently about people's concerns surrounding the Wii U's power, and in the process let loose that there is already a CryEngine 3 game already in the works for Nintendo's next system.
"My opinion of the Wii U is very high," he said. "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."
That's good news for Nintendo who are probably going to have a hard time reintroducing themselves to a gaming audience who have since moved over to Microsoft and Sony in the past generation. Especially since Nintendo has chosen to still link themselves, even if just in name, to the Wii. A system that many modern gamers now consider a casual machine.
As for the ability of the Wii U to run the software, Yerli doesn't know where all the concern is coming from.
"From my perspective I do not understand the public's concerns that the Wii U is weaker than PS3 and 360," he said. "That I cannot see. From my perspective the Wii U is minimum as powerful as Xbox 360."
Nintendo has already started to showcase more mature, and graphically intensive, titles at this past E3, with games like Zombi-U grabbing some pretty good attention all around. I would even argue that Project-100 is a fantastic looking game with a high amount of technical detail and artistic imagination behind it, and it's probably good for Nintendo to be getting a few years head start on its competitors. Still, after all this time it is almost hard to think of these mature, modern-gen graphics coming out of a Nintendo machine...it's been a long time since we've seen that.
Here's to new beginnings.
Joseph Christ is the Reviews Editor and a Podcast Personality at 4Player. Specializing in reviews, editorials, drinking, and saying inappropriate things about gaming franchises that are beloved by millions, his satirical and sometimes edgy style offsets a more serious and penetrating substance lurking below the surface. He is also the host of the Cocktail Time Podcast. You'll follow his Twitter if you know what's good for you.
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