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Crysis 3 Not Coming To Wii U Due To A "Lack Of Business Drive"

Posted by Orla Madden

Crysis averted

We reported a couple of months back that Crysis 3 wouldn't be making its way to the Wii U following comments from a Crytek staffer.

Just in case you still held out hope, Cevat Yerli, CEO and founder of Crytek, has confirmed to Digital Spy that there is currently no chance of the futuristic FPS making its way to Wii U.

Yerli said:

There has been discussions between Nintendo and EA and Crytek, but the bottom line is that there is that there's not enough business drive in it.

Yerli expressed that he'd love to have Crysis 3 on the Wii U, but at the end of the day if an agreement can't be made between both EA and Nintendo, then its not possible for his team to develop it.

It's a business decision between EA and Nintendo. If that business decision doesn't make sense, or seems to not make sense for them, it's... not possible for us to make it. We can't publish ourselves, and that's the bottom line.

So there you have it, Crysis 3 will not grace the Wii U console - at least not until Nintendo and EA can work something out. Let us know what you think in the comment section below.


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datamonkey said:

I think EA are still pissed as Nintendo didn't use Origin as the basis of the Nintendo network...

This also explains the poor FIFA ports, no Mass Effect 3 DLC, no Mass Effect trilogy and other things.



Shiryu said:

I just hope "Burnout Paradise 2" still comes out... erm, I mean "NFS Most Wanted".



Jellitoe said:

Sounds like Crysis 3 will be another Steam sale purchase for me once the game is 9.99 or less.



Dogpigfish said:

I' m more interested in those titles that are developed from the ground up for Wii U. No more ports for me.



Bass_X0 said:

If you really want to play XBOX 360 and PS3 games, it'd be cheaper just to get one of those.



TotalHenshin said:

I love Nintendo, but the history of third parties being able to penetrate into their market is short and bitter. I bought a Wii U for the exclusives, and while I hotly anticipate Bayonetta 2, Wonderful 101, and others, I really do think Nintendo will keep carrying nearly the entire weight of its consoles. It's sad. I wish it were not the case, and I hope I'm wrong.



Raylax said:

Makes sense. Crysis's main pull is having a phenomenal graphical engine (before the graphics-vs-gameplay crowd chime in, I am neither recognizing this as a bad thing nor am I detracting from Crysis's gameplay). Whether or not the Wii U would be capable of pulling it off is a matter for long and tedious debate, but nobody will be crafting those graphics off it yet in its infancy anyway.



hYdeks said:

yet another awesome game Wii U will be missing out on, tell me again why people should buy a Wii U? oO



DarkKirby said:

There is no loss for Nintendo to have more 3rd party games, sound like EA want's something unusual from Nintendo Nintendo doesn't want to give them.



Bankai said:

@GazPlant would you lose a few million dollars for your best friend?

If there were more Wii Us in the market, there probably would be a port of Crysis 3 in the works.



AJWolfTill said:

"but the bottom line is that there is that there's not enough business drive in it."
How anyone can put stock in this statement is beyond me XD
Although EA's attitude is frustrating Crysis is not a franchise I'd ever give figs for.



kkslider5552000 said:

Crysis basically exists to make people go "wow" at PC graphics so honestly this is probably for the best for everyone involved.



MAB said:

I already have 2 FPS games with ZombiU & BLOPS2 the last thing I want is for the WiiU to go down the same old tired path that PS360 has tread many times over last gen the reason I got rid of the PS3 was to get out of that psychological grasp of 'you need to have the next FPS/3rdPS war game' to fall in line with everybody else because it's h@rdCorz dude



FarukoSH said:

Will play it on my PC but.... who cares, Crysis died with Crysis 2, what load of crap was that game, i have NO hope for this game, when Crysis went CoD, the series died...

Crysis 1 its one of my favorites games ever, i could not even finish Crysis 2, let alone even play 2 matches of the MP



luminalace said:

Damn you. Clearly EA and Nintendo are not on good terms right now. C'mon EA, finally give me a game I want.



edcomics said:

Too bad. I want to play Crysis, but I don't have anything other than Nintendo systems.



Bankai said:

@Hyperstar96 You're right. EA and Crytek should totally stop acting like businesses and bankrupt themselves to make sure a console that doesn't have a userbase that justifies AAA-game development can have a couple of extra games on it.

I like how gamers are quick to accuse publishers of being greedy and selfish, when the motivation behind that accusation is almost always greed and selfishness. You're asking a company to put around 800 people out of a job to satisfy your urge to play one game, dude.



ArcanaXVI said:

Bankai does have a point. That said, I'm still waiting to see this so-called "unprecedented partnership" between EA and Nintendo. You'd think that it would cause a game like this to be a certainty on Wii U.



sweetiepiejonus said:


Well you're talking about 2 different things. In your reference to the past you are correct. Third party has been a sore spot.

But until the future happens then you are wrong as we can't say Wii U support is there or not. It's only a couple months old, and maybe it isn't 'powerful' enough. Who knows? The devs don't even know yet.

All it takes is one nerd to cry "horrible slow CPU" to set off a ****storm of ignorant followers to claim it's fact. I hope a day comes again when the 'experts' would find something other than negative Nintendo stories and made-up fanboy banter that is posted as news articles.

From an outside view though, I've seen Nintendo giving devs, including Indies on eShop, more flexibilitiy then ever. But I'm also an idiot so take that for what it's worth.



taffy said:

@Bankai In order to have a market you have to create it. Call of Duty became the must have FPS during the last generation because it wasn't trying to be Halo. Angry Birds become so popular yet there wasn't demand for it when it came out. Henry Ford said if we make what the customer wants then all we would have is bigger and faster cars.

The point is saying that there isn't a market for a certain type of game is showing lack of risk management in EA, but when you look at their portfolio which is filled with games that have numbers at the end of their titles it isn't surprising.

Look at the last original game that sold well by EA... Dead Space, was anyone looking for a space survival horror when it came out? Nope, they created the demand for it with that game. Now you could bring Mirror's Edge as a counter argument but that goes back to the whole point of risk management... Speaking of Mirror's Edge I would much rather have that on the WiiU then some generic first person game!



Bankai said:

@taffy Just because EA isn't doing stuff with the Wii U, doesn't mean it isn't doing stuff. It published Kingdoms of Amalur (a new IP), it published Shadows of the Damned (new IP). Next year it has FUSE (new IP) and Army of Two (new IP). It has acquired heavily in the mobile market with developers like Firemint and Popcap.

EA is managing a lot of risk.

Lots of people seem to think that EA and other third parties have an obligation to make a console popular. They don't. That's Nintendo's job, and it's Nintendo's job to make the console a compelling proposition for third parties. Tecmo Koei supports the Wii U because Nintendo is supporting Tecmo Koei, guaranteed. And yet with EA, Nintendo fanboys aren't asking "why isn't Nintendo supporting EA?" Oh no. They're just throwing snide comments EA's way for not doing enough for a console that is clearly not supporting EA.

If Crytek says the Wii U is not a good value proposition, then it isn't. End of story. It has nothing to do with EA's risk profile. It's simply because EA isn't keen on bankrupting its most important development studios for the sake of a console that occupies a negligible market share.



Ichiban said:

EA sucks.
A super late port of Mass Effect 3 while the others get the trilogy. Fifa 12 disgiused as 13. And Need For Speed Most Wanted coming to Wii U long after ppl give 2 hoots about it. Whats next? Medal Of Honor Warfighter hitting Wii U the same day the competition gets Battlefield 4?!
I get the feeling this is almost being done on purpose to get poor Wii U sales, and then use it as their reason for dumping Wii U support in the future.



DarkNinja9 said:

well that sucks it just might of been the first person shooter i got for my wii u but oh well i didnt get a chance to play the other 2 only the demo for the 2nd which i thought was interesting

guess there really not best friends like we were told o.O



Nukarmer said:

wouldn't buy Crysis 1, 2 or 3 on Wii U anyway. I bought my Wii U console for other type of games and happy with it!



zombiemole said:

Yes it seems EA has ulterior motives but I think Nintendo are falling Victim to the Success and Failures of the Wii. The Wii was the best selling console of the Last Generation but Third Party sales for software were tiny compared with other consoles. Nintendo went their own direction for the sake of the gaming experience but when third parties made games exclusively for the system they had measly sales. Unless It was a "Dancing" or "Party Game" Third party games didn't hit over a million. And even that when your User Base is 90 million 1 million or less is rubbish! Now if you were a developer or publisher would you make every game available you could for the system or put one or two out there and see how it goes. I have a Wii U. I want every game that I can for it but I think Nintendo needs to do some damage control with Third Parties and Quick!



sweetiepiejonus said:


I agree for the most part. But I don't think you need to take 1 publisher or developer's word as end-all, be-all, of the Wii U's fate, as you made it sound.

And people who are freaking out, need to relax. We're talking about a system in its infancy for the love Benji!

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