The new Wii U is still full of surprises. Epic Games’ & Crytek’s long-time goals were to eventually support every platform that’s a major player in the gaming industry. So I’m glad to announce that both the Unreal Engine 3 and CryEngine 3 will be brought to Wii U!
“Crytek’s support for Wii U is definitely going to happen. We aren’t showing it but we are pretty much running it already.” – CEO Cevat Yerli (Crytek)
Epic Games VP and co-founder Mark Rein was also quite positive about bringing the new engine on Wii U.
“I can tell you that I got to see it at E3 and it was what I expected of course. We were very excited to play some of their demos, see how good the feel of the hardware was—it’s a very impressive system and I think it’s gonna do quite well. If Nintendo made a system that could run our engine, we’d be on it like water on fish.’ And so when someone asked me what I thought about the Wii U, I said, ‘Water, meet fish.’” – Mark Rein
Now, we’ve only had a glympse of what Nintendo’s new system is able to do yet, but with all those third party developers involved – I’m sure the system will finally get to be THE system for everyone – as long as Nintendo stay loyal to its fans.