Crysis 3 Not Coming to Wii U

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A post on Digital Spy today features some straight talk from Crytek’s CEO Cevat Yerli, who said that there will not be a Wii U version of the forthcoming Crysis 3. The post also notes the fact that Crytek said that a version of the game would, in fact, make its way to the Wii U, developed by another studio. That effort, it seems, has been halted, if it ever actually began.

Yerli explained that even though he’d like to see the game on Nintendo’s new console, the reason it won’t appear is down to a question of numbers:

“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.”

Rough stuff for Nintendo’s console. Already, we’re finding more and more evidence that this console may be suffering from the Wii’s poor third-party support. Is this an isolated case? Or a sign of things to come?

Via Digital Spy

  1. Everything with the WiiU is a self fulfilling prophesy, if 3rd party don’t make hard core games for it because they say it’s not a hard core system then that’s how it’ll be; works vic versa too.

  2. I don’t consider the lack of 3rd party developers a problem on the WIi, if anything, it was it’s high selling point.

    Sounds idiotic I know, but anyone has a WIi, not everyone has an Xbox 360 and a PS3, it’s either one or the other, so the Wii having it’s own little catalog was actually a good thing.

    Will that work on the WIIU? well…

  3. Though I keep hating on the Wii U, I do respect it enough to know it’ll survive this console cycle (not sure about next gen). The issue is that Nintendo never really built any bridges with 3rd party during it’s wii days and now they’re suffering during the Wii U period. However, come later this year, and especially after E3, I’m sure these devs and Nintendo will have more than enough incentive for us to make a purchase.

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