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Crysis 3 Isn't Coming to Wii U

Posted by Mike Mason

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There's been conflicting information about Crytek's Wii U ambitions for a while, particularly in regards to Crysis 3. The latest word is no: at this time, there aren't any plans to put a version of Crysis 3 on Wii U.

Over the last couple of months we've heard that, despite CryEngine 3 running "beautifully" on Wii U, there was no chance of Crysis 3 coming to the system. This stance seemed to brighten slightly when a port was said to be "a possibility", but we're now back to a negative response.

Crytek general manager Nick Button-Brown posted on Twitter that Crysis 3 is "not currently" coming to Wii U.

Just to answer the speculation, we are not currently working on a wiiU [sic] version of #Crysis3.

There's still room in that statement to wish for a version of the game on the console in the future, but for now the answer seems quite clear: there won't be a version of Crysis 3 on Wii U. Best not to keep those hopes up.


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ThumperUK said:

If the game is developed and it is pretty easy to get the engine going on the WiiU (and therefore the game shouldn't be too difficult to port), I wonder why they aren't releasing it? Perhaps fewer developers would go bankrupt if they made more sensible commercial decisions (and I'd have though it would be extremely easy to make a profit on a Crysis3 WiiU release).



RVN said:

it's time to say "WiiU stands better without it" and sorta things



Hyperstar96 said:

we are not currently working on a wiiU [sic] version of #Crysis3.

What does [sic] mean?



Rapadash6 said:

It's well past the time for Nintendo fans to just accept that western developers aren't going to put much effort into development on Nintendo consoles. The stigma that Nintendo has gathered for the past three generations, coupled with the fear that these publishers have about competing with Nintendo's first party games on the same system, only perpetuate further neglect from 3rd parties.

It's really easy to blame these publishers and label their decisions as short sighted, but the fact of the matter is that there really are risks inherent in facing Nintendo's juggernaught of quality software. As game production costs increased over the years, the risks have only become that much greater. Despite the passion exhibited by forum goers like us, most consumers don't buy more than a handful of games each year, if that. With that in mind, Nintendo's competetors look a lot more lucrative to third parties, as their in house software is much fewer and far between.

You can argue it's Nintendo's online structure or the companies family friendly image that keeps publishers at bay till the cows come home, but I really do believe that its mostly a David hiding from Goliath scenerio.

Also, sic is merely a gramerical symbol indicating an error within a quote. It's not derogitory towards Nintendo, if that's what you were thinking.



Kifa said:

Won't cry about it. If I ever be bored enough to consider playing Crysis 3 (or 2, for that matter), I'll simply get the PC version. WiiU will still have plenty of games to keep me occupied.



erv said:

Ow boohoo.

Original content. Or monster hunter awesome online edition. Or a free money tree.

Original stuff is where it's at.



SteveW said:

@Rapadash6 - good response, that makes sense. I doubt there are very many Nintendo console owners that would choose Crysis 3 over Zelda. It's Nintendo's games that made us fans in the first place.



shinpichu said:

@Hyperstar96 From Wikipedia:"The Latin adverb sic ("thus"; in full: sic erat scriptum, "thus was it written") added immediately after a quoted word or phrase (or a longer piece of text), indicates that the quote has been transcribed exactly as found in the original source, complete with any erroneous spelling or other nonstandard presentation. The usual purpose is to inform the reader that any errors or apparent errors in the transcribed material do not arise from transcription errors, and the errors have been repeated intentionally, i.e., that they are reproduced exactly as set down by the original writer or printer."

tldr: what @sillygostly said.




Considering that EA was a buffoon to release Crysis 2 on consoles without porting the first game to consoles sooner, I'm not surprised. It's be nice to lure the action-heavy/fps crowd though.



sinalefa said:

Even if third parties don't want to compete with Nintendo's games, it seems that Nintendo is trying to change things a little in their favour, looking to add more power, HD and a better online service.

Iwata is even giving spotlights to third party devs in his column, and some of those games are also eligible for coins on Club Nintendo. That includes RE Revelations, a game geared towards an adult audience.

What is missing? That Nintendo starts to make poor quality games only so third party games will be the better choice and then they can compete without handicaps?



chiptoon said:

They really should bring it to Wii U. Being able to play with the Wiimote/nunchuck setup would make the game vastly more appealing. That said, I probably still wouldn't bother with it.



SomeBitTripFan said:

I find the fact that developers are afraid to put their games on Nintendo systems funny. Instead of thinking they will get trumped and avoid that console, why not strive to do even better than Nintendo game-wise (a mighty feat)? It just seems to show laziness more than anything.



MAB said:

The only FPS game I'm gonna get is ZombiU then whenever Metroid is released I will grab that.



damascus said:

Expect more of this.

Wii didnt change 3rd party attitude towards nintendo. neither will wii u.



GameLord08 said:

They said they're "not currently" working on a Wii U version of Crysis 3. They may adopt the decision in the near future when the Wii U is out, you never know. Or preferably, we could get a different installment in the Crysis series, seeing as the Crytek engine "runs beautifully" on Wii U.

I am rather devasated though; I saw an engine trailer for the game while I was at an electronics store the other day - it was so incredibly intriguing. And to think I figuratively cried tears of joy that I could've been seeing this played on my future Wii U.

@damascus: You say that so certain, whereas with titles like ZombiU, we never would've seen something like that see the daylight on Wii. Let's not forget Project P100 and LEGO City: Undercover. Oh, Rayman Legends, quite so. Batman Arkham City: Armored Edition. Assassin's Creed III, Darksiders II, Mass Effect 3, Tekken Tag Tournament 2. And a few others. This may not look so appealing or ground-breaking right now, but this is essentially the composition of the third-party launch line-up. Imagine what we could be seeing in the console's first year of release based on this alone.



damascus said:

@GameLord08 all that glowing things you said now... that also happened for the Wii.

don't get me wrong, we're on the same side. I would LOVE AAA 3rd party to come for Wii U. BUT reality is, a lot are just hostile towards nintendo in general.



Edwrd said:

I'd love to see a killer first party FPS from Nintendo, maybe from Retro or something, since Cry engine 3 runs so well ... that's what Crytek is saying isn't it, the cry engine works well on Wii U, build your game using it.

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