Crytek: Crysis 3 on Wii U 'Is a Possibility'
Posted by Thomas Whitehead
Some decisions would be nice
The Crysis series is highly regarded by many FPS fans who get their game on with an Xbox 360, PS3 or PC. With Crysis 3 due to arrive Spring 2013, it's natural for some Nintendo gamers to wonder whether this title will make the jump to Wii U. After all, developer Crytek was in the Wii U cheerleading brigade just one month ago, stating that its CryEngine3 "runs beautifully" on the system.
When asked by CVG about the prospect of Crysis 3 appearing on Nintendo's next console, producer Mike Read gave a suitable vague response, as often seems to be the case with potential Wii U projects.
I wouldn't say there's no chance. I wouldn't say no chance. I mean the Wii U still doesn't have any kind of release [date] attached to it at this point. Who knows what the future will bring with it. I can definitely say that we are working with Nintendo, and that's about all I can say on that front.
I wouldn't rule it out, but there has really been no official releases associated with the Wii U yet, and given that we're releasing Crysis in an eight month time period in February of 2013, we can't play off of what their schedules are. I wouldn't rule it out, but you know, it is a possibility.
With tight budgets it's perhaps understandable for developers to see how Wii U performs before making a commitment. It's worth noting, however, that prior to this interview Rasmus Hoejengaard, Crytek's Director of Creative Development, told Destructoid in April that there's "not a fat chance" of the title coming to Wii U.
Developer's potential commitments to Wii U seem to change every month, so once again we'll have to sit tight and see what happens.