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If you were hoping for Crysis 3 on the Wii U, prepare to be disappointed. Speaking to Destructoid Rasmus Hoejengaard, creative development director at Crytek, has poured cold water all over the prospect.

According to Hoejengaard there's "not a fat chance" of a Wii U version appearing. "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."

Having said that, Hoejengaard's comments suggest the lack of Wii U version isn't down to hardware specs. "I would say that our game is less reliant on technical capabilities this time around because of the setting," he stated. "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."

Crysis 3 is due for release in spring 2013 on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. Find out more in our first preview of Crysis 3.

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SteveDOF

Any cross-platform game that is on the Xbox is very likely to be ported to the Wii U, sooner or later. Publishers are porting to every platform they can nowadays, they cannot afford to ignore the Wii U... for long.

"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." This statement should be carefully considered by those thinking that massive leaps in processing power by Sony and MS will leave the Wii U behind. Multi-platform games tend to be deved to the lowest common denominator and 'fancy' graphics added on, sometimes. The Wii, was just too far from the common ground, of the other two, to be included. This time, that situation is far more unlikely.
Posted 10:18 on 25 April 2012
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Woffls

Probably just haven't had dev-kits long enough, or Nintendo took ages to decide what to do about online so Crytek didn't bother waiting. Can't blame them really; nobody is going to buy Wii U for Crysis 3...
Posted 10:00 on 25 April 2012

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