EA published Crysis 3 in February on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Unfortunately, Wii U missed out on the futuristic first person shooter, but that hasn't stopped people holding out hope for it.

Back in January, Cevat Yerli, CEO and founder of Crytek, the game's developer, said Nintendo and EA did hold discussions about a Wii U version of Crysis 3 but a deal never happened due to a lack of business drive.

However it turns out that a Wii U version was closer to becoming a reality than people think, as Crytek revealed in a recent interview with Venture Beat that it had Crysis 3 running on Nintendo's system:

We did have Crysis 3 running on the Wii U. We were very close to launching it.

It's not known how close Crysis 3 was to becoming a Wii U title, but it appears the developer had a version at the ready if EA and Nintendo struck a deal.

It's not known what the future holds for Crytek on Nintendo systems, as the developer is making its games free-to-play in the coming years, claiming that "the notion of a single player experience has to go away".

What are your thoughts on this one? Are you still harbouring hope for Crysis 3 on Wii U? Let us know in the comments section below.

[via venturebeat.com, gonintendo.com]