The original Crysis was hailed as one of the most technically beautiful games ever, and still to this date can bring powerful PCs to their knees. Crysis 2 didn’t push the envelope that much, but developers at Crytek are looking to change that with the upcoming Crysis 3. However, the developers ruled out a Crysis 3 Wii U version earlier this year. That has changed now, apparently.
Now Crytek producer Mike Read says that they’re working with Nintendo and that a Crysis 3 Wii U version is possible. In an interview with CVG, Read said that Crytek “cannot take the current generation of consoles any further”, and also said about the upcoming Wii U:
“There has really been no official releases associated with the Wii U yet, and given that we’re releasing Crysis in an eight month time period in February of 2013, we can’t play off of what their schedules are. I wouldn’t rule it [Crysis 3 on Wii U] out, but you know, it is a possibility.”
Crytek have already ported the CryEngine 3 to the Wii U, and there’s already a Wii U game in development that’s based on the engine. However, that game isn’t Crysis 3, at least not officially. Crytek so far only supports the Wii U with its engine technology, not games. Officially speaking, of course. Getting a high profile title such as Crysis 3 on the Wii U would be good for the console in the long run, showing other developers/publishers that the hardware is suited for visually stunning, core games.