Earlier today, Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli assured everyone the Wii is at least as powerful as other current gen systems (link here). Now he’s expanded upon this initial statement, saying that CryEngine 3 runs “beautifully” on the Wii U.
If that wasn’t enough of an endorsement, Yerli went on to confirm that a new game utilizing CryEngine 3 is currently in development for the Wii U (to be published by EA). Whatever it is, it will apparently be running on one of the most powerful graphics engines available - the question remains if it simply meets the standards of competing systems, or if it actually surpasses them.
Here’s the full quote from Cevat Yerli:
“It actually runs beautifully. There is a game in development from a respected developer that we will be announcing. I’ve seen the game running and it looks really great.”
There are two mysteries raised by this quasi-reveal. The first is whether or not CryEngine 3 on Wii U is the same as or more powerful than competitors, and the latter (more important) one is of course the new game in question. Judging by Yerli’s statements earlier today, it would seem the most logical assumption would be CryEngine 3 looks roughly the same on the Wii U as other systems. But, if it could surpass the tech available on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, we could potentially expect Wii U games to look like this:
The more pressing question is: what is the game in development? There are plenty of respected developers working inside of EA Games, and CryEngine 3 is a versatile graphics engine that could be theoretically used in any genre of video game. Is it Mirror’s Edge 2? Dragon Age III? We have no idea, and the list of “maybes” is too long to feasibly narrow down. Hopefully we’ll hear about it soon.
How do you feel about CryEngine 3 running on the Wii U? Do you think it will be the more advanced version as seen in the video above, or the weaker one already available on current systems? Are you excited for whatever this new mystery game is? Comment away!