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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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Gawd. Can the Wii U get some good news for once? I wouldn't even care about them losing Crysis 3 if they had OTHER stuff like a new Metroid, Conduit or Starfox.
I've said it before, but if the Wii U was getting half the good stuff the 3DS is getting, the Wii U would be a runaway hit.
Gross, we don't need to know that.
Hey, look, another game that was never even rumored to come to Wii U, isn't coming to Wii U! Oh no! Nintendo's finished!
Seriously, this is getting a little old. Can we publish all the stories about cancelled games and failed ports for the other systems?
I'm going to assume this was more EA's fault. From a business standpoint, I understand. Porting the third game of a series onto a system that doesn't have a huge install base, is questionable. Unlikely to turn a profit.
What I don't understand, is why they're so blind. EA wants the Wii U to succeed. You know why? Because this will give them another platform to sell their games on. We all know how a console succeeds; it gets games. If EA had brought Crysis 3 to Wii U, it would have improved Nintendo's image, sold more Wii U's, and paved a path for future titles.
Instead, EA is stuck in the present, and is blowing an opportunity for future sales. It just sucks that they're hurting Nintendo, as well.
Yeah. Almost... it seems some of the best games coming to WiiU will be "almosts".
oh well. money saved from a game that would have sat on shelfs just like the other systems. Good game but not many got it.
The list of games that almost makes it to the Wii U is getting longer.
The list of games that "almost" make the Wii U are better (and bigger) than the games that are actually on it.
LOL I have already posted on this article, but I still see the bashing of third party support without much merit. While some of the concern is understandable, the point at which it has turned from concern to insanity is at hand. I'm going to list some games that range from (not that old) to (not released yet) that the Wii U has already or will have released at the same time as there PS3 and Xbox360 counter-parts. Now mind that not all of these are AAA titles, I'm just using them as an example:
Cabela's Dangerous Hunts 2013
Sniper Elite V2
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
Assassin's Creed III
FIFA Soccer 13
Call of Duty: Black Ops II
Need for Speed: Most Wanted
Madden NFL 13
Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of two
Injustice: Gods Among Us
The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct
There might be more, but I think you get the idea. I'd say the Wii U is already doing better than the Wii in the third party support. Could it be better? Well yes. There is always room for improvement no matter what system or issue we are talking about. Finishing, not having Crysis 3 on the Wii U is not the end of all things. And definitely not a game I would use to show weak third party support. IMO, I'd rather play Monster Hunter anyways lol. Peace.
nintendo and EA must support them! dont let it die!!!
Eh....Nintendo always seems to be resisted to anything dealing with EA. Which is rather normal as EA is an Evil Gaming Empire. Though still Nintendo is equally Evil in its own right. After all they did for a time have the gaming console world wrapped around their finger. Up until the moment they messed up and upset Sony. In turn Sony created the Playstation. Pretty much know where this leads.
Now with that I don't care too much about the Wii U. Sure it is a rather cool idea they have. So this news....well doesn't surprise me. As really good games that work well on other consoles seem to fail badly on the Wii U as game devs seem to just not use the Wii U to the fullest. At that have to dub things down as the system is under powered compared to the other systems.
So Crysis 3 on the Wii U? Well may say won't happen. I'd say they will try to make it happen. Just not this year most likely.
I swear it's like bad propaganda all through the internet on this system. I'm really wondering what "lack of support from Ninten" there is since Ubi and Criterion keep speaking on how great the system is and how indie devs plus Ubi & Criterion speak on how easy it is to work with Ninten.