The lights are on
Crystal Dynamics' upcoming Tomb Raider game won't be coming to Nintendo's new console, the Wii U. At least not anytime soon.
In a recently published FAQ on the game, the studio says development of the title started long before Wii U was announced, and that if they did port it to Wii U in the future it would have to be built differently for that platform.
“At this time no," Global Brand Director Karl Stewart said when asked if Tomb Raider was coming to Wii U. "When we started developing the game we made a conscious decision that it was all about building the game for a platform and making sure the game was specific to that platform.
"Given that we’ve been working on the game quite a while before Wii U was announced I think it would not be right to try and port it across. If we started building a game for the Wii U we would build it very differently and we would build it with unique functionality.”
Beyond that, Crystal Dynamics said fans can expect a global release for the game on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. No release date has been set, but Tomb Raider will likely hit this year.
[Source: Crystal Dynamics Forum]
This is kind of a funny article. Why would it be on the Wii-U? This is like saying Mass Effect 3 won't be on the Wii-U. Obviously. The system wasn't available for the developers, so they aren't developing for it.
I've always liked Tomb Raider, but they never really grabbed me story-wise. In all honesty, I saw this coming, though. The Wii U might be able to sell big, but I'm still not interested.
I don't know what IS coming out for the WiiU. Poor WiiU.
I've never played or had much of an interest in playing past Tomb Raider games, but this looks really interesting.
That's a shame, but also good to hear, that despite the temptation, they wont just dial it in. That's actually good to hear just overall, that means they aren't cutting any corners with this game.
Haha! Oops I'm being spiteful..... But I am excited for this game.
Makes sense I guess. Plus it doesn't help that the system wasn't even properly introduced.
I'm looking forward to this Tomb Raider since Square-Enix is working with it I'm curious to how it will turn out. I grew up with Tomb Raider I-III so I'm hoping it will be good.
Its already happening. 3rd parties discounting the wii u
Laura my dear, I can not wait to reunite and have a hell of a time climbing, shooting, climbing, running, climbing ad over all surviving. With the best toys any adventurous woman could ever want.
There goes more of Nintendo's future profit.
Makes sense. I'm seriously waiting to hear more on this game though... it looks amazing!
How can you do this?!?! You'll change your mind after the successful launch of the Wii U.
It would have been nice to see Tomb Raider on the Wii U, but it's always nice to hear companies acknowledge that ports aren't appropriate for all games and systems. I'd rather have fewer games, but games that take advantage of the Wii U's features, than a pile of ports from the other consoles.
Nintendo never gets anything good