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Epic's Unreal Engine 4, the next-generation version of the hugely popular game engine, will not support Nintendo's Wii U, according to SpikeTV host Geoff Keighley.

Posting on Twitter, Keighley responded to a question about Wii U's ability to run Unreal Engine 4.

"No, at GDC Mike Capps said Wii-U will be Unreal Engine 3," he Tweeted.

Much more on the Wii U and Unreal Engine 4 is promised for E3 next week.

VideoGamer.com Analysis

If Wii U can't run Unreal Engine 4 then what will this mean for third-party developed games in the future? Whilst teams will be happy to stick to Unreal Engine 3 in the short term, movement to the newer and more time efficient UE4 could see third-parties leaving Wii U support behind.

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Woffls

Uhhh, yeaahhh I'm not going to read too much into a solitary tweet. Probably misinterpreted as usual!
Posted 17:05 on 29 May 2012
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CheekyLee@ FantasyMeister

Is there anything currently on market that does support the as-yet-doesn't-actually-exist Unreal Engine 4? So far, all they have ever confirmed is that it will work for PC. Obviously, the next MS and Sony machines will probably use it, but they aren't going to be around for a couple of years yet.
Posted 14:28 on 29 May 2012
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MJTH

To be honest Nintendo haven't really had really good third party support for a very long time, and they have survived, and besides they can't exactly be that poor after the wii and original DS sales
Posted 14:27 on 29 May 2012
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FantasyMeister

Wouldn't worry about it, when Nintendo stuck with cartidges and proprietary formats everyone pretty much thought the same thing. When they brought out the Wii they were doomed for sure. But nope, Nintendo are still here.
Posted 14:09 on 29 May 2012