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Crytek: "Lack of Business Support" Between EA and Nintendo Prevented Wii U Crysis 3

Matt Gardner
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Crytek: "Lack of Business Support" Between EA and Nintendo Prevented Wii U Crysis 3

We're sorry, Wii U owners. It's Monday again, which can only mean that it's time for another  news post detailing the ailing situation of a console that's only just been released.

The new week brings news that Crysis 3 could have been on Nintendo's new platform; that it was running just fine. But squabbles between suits prevented such a release from happening.

“We did have Crysis 3 running on the Wii U. We were very close to launching it,” Crytek CEO, Cevat Yerli told VentureBeat.

“But there was a lack of business support between Nintendo and EA on that. Since we as a company couldn’t launch on the Wii U ourselves – we don’t have a publishing license – Crysis 3 on Wii U had to die.”

Yerli pointed out that this might be the case back at the start of the year, it's just a shame that something that was ready and waiting couldn't be released for reasons that seem ultimately destructive to us consumers who just want to play the damn things.

Ubisoft Montpellier could say a thing or two about that too.

It's also another slap in the face for the Wii U and its owners from a big publisher - in this case, one that made a big show of leaping onstage with Nintendo during the Wii U's reveal at E3 2011.


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imdurc  Mar. 4, 2013 at 18:44

Yet again, "Suits" are preventing people from having fun playing a developers' game. Kinda depressing really...

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