The lights are on
According to Crytek's founder, CEO, and president, Cevat Yerli, Crysis 3 was up and running on the Wii U, but a lack of support from Nintendo and Electronic Arts meant it was never going to make it to retail.
In an interview with VentureBeat about Warface, Crytek's free to play shooter, Yerli said, "We did have Crysis 3 running on the Wii U. We were very close to launching it, but there was a lack of business support between Nintendo and EA on that. Since we as a company couldn’t launch on the Wii U ourselves — we don’t have a publishing license — Crysis 3 on Wii U had to die."
On one hand, this shows that Wii U is struggling to attract third-party support, but on the other hand, it shows that technologically, the Wii U is keeping up with its current competition.
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Hmm... I wonder how it would've done...
I blame EA
i can't see how this makes sense to have happened from either companies business perspective. i mean nintendo needs more games and to prove themselves so to speak when it comes to 3rd party support, and EA can only really profit from publishing it on wii u due to the fact that it (possibly) offers more ppl to purchase it even if they only did a smaller number of copies initaily to see how it would sell.
Im more in for something like EA trying and Nintendo having some kind of disagree on what EA would do with the game and what no :/
Bummer :( I definitely would have snatched it up.
Install base for the Wii U is so small that I doubt enough people would have bought it to justify the extra work. I've got a Wii U, and even I think that, right now, something like Crysis would just wind up in the bargain bin for that particular system.
This sucks, but when EA si pulled in three ways they have to choose.
As a recent Wii U owner: I wish this had come to my latest platform. I *loved* Crysis 2's multiplayer because of how well it made you manage resources and your spatial placement. The gamepad could have added a lot to the franchise as well.
A shame to hear. Just not meant to be, I guess.
Keeping up with current competition? I sincerely hope that isn't a problem for the WiiU because as it stands the current competition is about to be phased out, soon. If keeping up with the current competition is a problem now, it will die when the PS4 and next Xbox come out. This is making it look like last (this?) generation for Nintendo again, behind technically, Wii was similar to the PS2 and Wii U is similar to the PS3/360.