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Crysis 3 Unlikely To Release On Wii U

By Zak Islam 2012-04-25 10:20:45 discussion comments
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When Crysis 3 was announced, the shooter's platforms were confirmed to be the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. The Wii U was notably absent from the list. According to developer Crytek, it's highly unlikely the shooter will ever see a release on Nintendo's next-generation console.

Crytek's creative development director, Rasmus Højengaard, told Destructoid that there's not a "fat chance" of the series' third installment releasing on the Wii U.

"I don’t think it’s possible. Right now the launch platforms are PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. I don’t think it’s on the cards to do a Wii U version."

That said, however, Højengaard stated that the reason isn't due to the console's power, which is due to be detailed this E3. "I would say that our game is less reliant on technical capabilities this time around because of the setting. You could remove a lot of the fancy render tech and still it’d look great… we want to ensure that the experience of playing the game is not going to differ from platform to platform, only the fidelity of the visuals."

It may be a mystery as to the exact reason why a Wii U release for Crysis 3 is not being considered. Crytek's president and CEO, Cervat Yerli, had said the studio were excited about the console.

"The specs are very good," Yerli stated at the time. "It's a challenge for designers, but once thought through it can add value, and that's what ultimately important. Our guys in Nottingham they are very happy with their tests on the dev kits and they're excited about it."

Crysis 3, which was recently showcased in its debut gameplay trailer, is currently scheduled for a release during Spring 2013.
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