Crytek, the developer behind such titles as the upcoming Crysis 3, are now officially working with Nintendo on their upcoming Wii U system. In addition to this, previous remarks from the developers regarding the absence of a Wii U version of Crysis 3 may have to be rescinded - while it’s in no way confirmed, Crysis 3 may just make it to the Wii U.
Of course, seeing as Crysis 3 is meant to release this February and it’s almost certain no version of it exists on the Wii U in any capacity yet, it’s still most likely it’ll miss the system. Even so, this new partnership is quite exciting, and introduces a whole new arena for speculation.
Here’s the full quote from Crytek producer Mike Read:
“I wouldn’t say there’s no chance. I wouldn’t say no chance. I mean the Wii U still doesn’t have any kind of release [date] attached to it at this point. Who knows what the future will bring with it. I can definitely say that we are working with Nintendo, and that’s about all I can say on that front.
I wouldn’t rule it out, but there has really been no official releases associated with the Wii U yet, and given that we’re releasing Crysis in an eight month time period in February of 2013, we can’t play off of what their schedules are. I wouldn’t rule it out, but you know, it is a possibility.”
Before we can get to discussing the not-entirely-likely possibility of a Wii U Crysis 3, we must first cover the more important and factual matter - the Nintendo/Crytek partnership. This development is not entirely surprising, and Crytek has mentioned their plans to work with Nintendo in the past (being a part of EA), but it’s nice to see it become more official. Certainly this means future Crytek games will be making their way to the Wii U.
But that’s farther down the line - what does this mean in the short term? We know the Wii U is a somewhat more powerful machine than the PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360 - could this possible Wii U version of Crysis 3 be more true to its PC counterpart? If so, it would certainly give proof of the Wii U’s power. If not - hey, it’s still another third party game, right?
We can’t yet know if Crysis 3 will make its way to Nintendo’s upcoming system, but we can definitely know future Crytek projects are on the way.
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