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Wii U Will Make You CryEngine

Felix Kemp
CryEngine, Crytek, Games news, Wii U

Wii U Will Make You CryEngine

Nintendo is being very cagey over the Wii U's technical specifications, such as what processor or graphics unit they've opted to include. Prior to E3, rumors ran wild that Project Cafe would rival, if not exceed, the power of the 360 and PS3, but Nintendo's reluctance to reveal empirical evidence suggests that might not be the case. However, Crytek seem to be expecting some hefty power, as they're standing behind the Wii U with full CryEngine 3 support.

"Crytek's support for Wii U is definitely going to happen," reveals CEO Cervat Yerli. Nintendo has promised partnerships with all key third-party publishers, and considering their link-up with EA - who had a big showing at Nintendo's E3 conference - it's not surprising they've pledged support to the company's newfangled console.

"We aren't showing it but we are pretty much running it already," Yerli explained. While I'm happy to hear Crytek are on-board with Wii U, it's still very odd how no actual titles or real gameplay is being shown as of yet. Maybe Nintendo is waiting for next year's E3 to truly whisk off the covers; or have publishers only recently got involved with their new consoles, which would explain their curious no-show.

That said, any reservations over the Wii U's ability to graphically compete with the current crop of consoles should be laid to rest now. With Unreal Engine 3 already confirmed, the addition of CryEngine 3 - which is arguably more taxing, if not as developer-friendly - the Wii U must be packing some serious firepower. [Eurogamer]

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Gunn  Jun. 14, 2011 at 09:17

If that is the case then even more reason for them to announce its specs, as you say a good reason to keep quiet is if its not as powerful. I wonder which console will be the lead choice when it comes to making games for all 3 systems.

Matt Gardner  Jun. 14, 2011 at 11:50

They might well be waiting for a larger platform than E3. A closeted space teeming only with industry peeps, if Ninty have already gotten third parties, investors and buyers interested, then a large chunk of E3 is irrelevant and they might prefer to drop gameplay to a wider audience at Gamescom or, and this is probably more likely, on home turf at TGS.

It was strange, there was a strict party line from every Ninty rep at E3, and none of them could tell me anything at all about specs.

Late  Jun. 14, 2011 at 11:59

Nintendo have a history of not revealing their specs, though, don't they? It's often only known what's inside a Nintendo machine when the public (and certain companies with piracy links) get their hands on them and pull them apart/run benchmarks/develop modifications etc.

Unless I've been misinformed. I have no basis for the above statement other than heresay.

Felix Kemp  Jun. 14, 2011 at 12:47

No I think your right; they're not the most open manufacturer when it comes to exact specs. That said, with their obvious intention of winning back their core audience, revealing the Wii U's obviously beefy specs would be in their best interests one might think.

Matthew  Jun. 14, 2011 at 14:48

That is a horrendous pun. I approve.


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