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.