Bad news for those who were excited about Crytek’s next generation Crysis 3 being on Wii U; it’s not happening. Cevat Yerli, CEO and founder of Crytek, has stated that there will be no Wii U version and the reason for this is the lack of business drive between EA and Nintendo.
“There has been discussions between Nintendo and EA and Crytek, but the bottom line is that there is that there’s not enough business drive in it. It’s a purely business decision. I’d love to see it on Wii U, but what I love to see and what gets done at the end of the day are two different things.
Even so, I could initiate it but someone has to sell it, right? It’s a business decision between EA and Nintendo. If that business decision doesn’t make sense, or seems to not make sense for them, it’s… not possible for us to make it. We can’t publish ourselves, and that’s the bottom line.”
This means that even if the Wii U is capable of running Crysis 3 that it won’t happen purely because Nintendo and EA don’t seem to see eye to eye. This could spell disaster for other titles that gamers are hoping to see on the Wii U, including the Mass Effect Trilogy, which is also published by EA.
[via Digital Spy]