CryEngine 3 on Wii U “looks really great”
Developer CryTek previously announced support for the Wii U with its CryEngine 3, and now CryTek CEO Cevat Yerli says that there is a CryEngine 3 Wii U game in development at a “respected developer”, and that it “looks really great”. Despite that, due to business reasons, CryTek themselves won’t be making a Wii U game. They’re currently working on Crysis 3 for the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360, but sadly, not the Wii U. Crysis 3 is slated for release in 2013.
Speaking to CVG, Yerli had more praise for the Wii U when it comes to the hardware specs, saying that he doesn’t understand the concern that the Wii U isn’t powerful enough, adding, “from my perspective the Wii U is minimum as powerful as Xbox 360″.
CryTek said last year that the Wii U specs were very good, and that its studio in Nottingham have access to dev kits in order to port the CryEngine 3 to the platform. CryEngine 3 isn’t the only modern game engine coming to the Wii U — the console also supports Unreal Engine 3, id Tech 5, to name a few. It’s also rumored that the new Unreal Engine 4 will be available on the console.