It’s been a disappointing show from publisher Deep Silver when it comes to releasing their games on the Wii U. First it was confirmed that Dead Island: Riptide won’t be coming to the platform and then last week, Saint’s Row IV was confirmed to be skipping the Wii U as well. This left many people speculating that the engine for these respective games would need a significant overhaul in order to support the Wii U, but according to a Dead Island: Riptide spokesperson, that’s just not true. Techland International brand manager Blazej Krakowiak spoke to Digital Spy and confirmed that the game’s engine runs just fine on the Wii U.
Chrome Engine runs on Wii U without any problems. We tested and confirmed that long time ago, back in 2012.
While it’s true that Nintendo’s latest console would be a new platform for us, there were simply no plans to develop a Wii U version but that decision has nothing to do with a need to rewrite our engine.
Interestingly, Krakowiak confirms that the game’s release on Wii U rests solely on publisher Deep Silver’s shoulders and not on the game developers who’ve already put in the work to make sure the engine works. Hmm.
[via Digital Spy]