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CryENGINE "Pretty Much Running" on Wii U

Posted by Trevor Chan

Can we expect a Crytek FPS, then?

Gamers wondering if Crytek's CryENGINE would run on the upcoming Wii U console can wonder no more, for the developer has spoken.

In an interview conducted by Develop, Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli expressed his desire to support "every platform that's a major player in the industry of gaming" with the studio's game engine. On providing support for Wii U, Yerli said:

Crytek’s support for Wii U is definitely going to happen... We aren't showing it but we are pretty much running [CryENGINE] already...

"Pretty much" can be interpreted several ways: firstly, it could mean Crytek is close to bringing its latest version of the game engine to Wii U; it could also mean the developer is bringing an older version of the engine to Wii U (to date there are three iterations); and lastly, it could be that Crytek is bringing a modified version of CryENGINE to Nintendo's upcoming console.

In 2006, Ubisoft acquired the intellectual property rights to Crytek's Far Cry license, giving the publisher ownership of the game's characters, universe, copyrights and complete access to the original CryENGINE. Ubisoft subsequently used a Far Cry edition of CryENGINE to bring the first-person shooter Far Cry: Vengeance to Wii.

With Crytek pledging Wii U support, it could mean we'll see the acclaimed Crysis series, or another IP being released on Wii U.

[via develop-online.net]

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User Comments (26)

TLOZfreak

#4

TLOZfreak said:

GuardianAcorn shows his ignorance when he assumes Crysis is still making Far Cry Games.. License belongs to Ubi

Malkeor

#6

Malkeor said:

@4 A little harsh but yeah I was about to say I think it was only the first game... :X

But hey, more people on Wii U the better in my opinion :)

Lan

#7

Lan said:

i just clicked a random news story without reading it and wrote that. it's just a coincidence that this article talked about farcry

taffy

#8

taffy said:

Don't put Crysis 2 on the Wii U, that pales in comparision to the first one!

Xiao_Pai

#9

Xiao_Pai said:

....Isn't this one of those games where you need some KILLER computer in order to run? Or am I thinking of another PC game? xD

dolabla

#10

dolabla said:

Crysis 2 was pretty terrible IMO. Hope they can put something good on Wii U.

armoredghor

#11

armoredghor said:

After seeing the developers present it at GDC, i find the use of destructible environment INCREDIBLE. I can't wait to see what they make.

aaronsullivan

#13

aaronsullivan said:

"'Pretty much' can be interpreted several ways"
It can, but I don't buy any other possibility other than this: some of the features of the engine aren't quite finished for the Wii U version yet. It's simply in the process of being ported to the platform.

It wouldn't be anything but their latest engine as it would have to be scalable to XBox 360 and PS3 according to their goals and the Wii U is apparently at least as "powerful" as those systems with a sizable edge on them most likely.

Anyway, it's all good news. The more engines ported to the Wii U the easier it will be for third party games to get a great Wii U version. The more news we get of this early on the hotter the fire will burn under the butts of other developers with game engines to port. If this console is going to release in the first half of 2012, it needs to happen fast.

JebbyDeringer

#14

JebbyDeringer said:

By pretty much they mean that the Wii U is pretty much an Xbox 360 that already runs Crysis 2. I'm willing to bet they haven't even touched Nintendo dev hardware at this point.

JayceJa

#18

JayceJa said:

not really into FPS,(spare metroid prime) but i welcome this news wholeheartedly, its a great step in the right direction for nintendo, and it could very well spur on other engines to be ported as well

jerryo

#20

jerryo said:

nobody cares about their engine.

how many known games are using it apart from Aion, and Crysis?
(btw FarCry2 was not with their engine AND it was not made by Crytek)

unreal contrary to its name, is the real thing.
http://www.unrealengine.com/

and it is going to be fully supported. "water, meet fish" ;)

Token_Girl

#21

Token_Girl said:

It could also just mean that they haven't had the dev kits for long enough to get it to run yet. I'm sure there's plenty of tweaking needed to get it to run perfectly whenever they move to a different platform.

jerryo

#23

jerryo said:

come on guys... they barely made it to PS3.. crytek is a great business but as a game company is overestimated.

Marvelousmoo

#24

Marvelousmoo said:

@24. Yeah, except the bought out Free Radical, which were the original makers of Goldeneye 007 and the creators of the BEST FPS series, Timesplitters. Yes, I said best. If you don't believe me, try it out for yourselves.
Oh, the mapmaker would be so much nicer with the touch screen and motion controls!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crytek_UK

hydeks

#26

hydeks said:

mehh, crytek hasn't made a game I really care about. This stories a complete pass.

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