Crytek is making the shift to a free-to-play model once its current games are complete, so for now it won't be developing any Wii U titles of its own — but that doesn't mean that the superb CryEngine 3, most famous for powering the Crysis games, is going anywhere. In fact, it "runs beautifully" on Wii U and a "respected developer" has a CryEngine 3 game in the works for the platform.
In an interview with CVG, Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli spoke positively about Wii U despite Crytek not working on a title for the system itself. He's impressed with what other developers are doing with the console, though.
"My opinion of the Wii U is very high. It's just that we didn't have a business case unfortunately that justifies us making a game for it."
"It doesn't mean that CryEngine 3 doesn't run on Wii U - it actually runs beautifully. In fact, there actually is a game in development from a respected developer that we will be announcing. I've seen the game running and it looks really great."
Yerli also deflected concerns that Wii U is less powerful than the current generation of HD consoles, declaring that the system is at "minimum as powerful as Xbox 360".
"From my perspective I do not understand the public's concerns that the Wii U is weaker than PS3 and 360. That I cannot see. From my perspective the Wii U is minimum as powerful as Xbox 360."
That solves that, then. Anybody care to have a wild guess at the mystery developer?