Why Crysis 3 is skipping Wii U

Crysis 3 won’t be making an appearance on Wii U, the CEO of developer Crytek has confirmed.

While it was touted by the studio as a possibility last year, and discussions between key parties have been held, Crytek boss Cevat Yerli told Digital Spy "there is no Wii U version" due to a lack of "business drive" between publisher EA and Nintendo.

"There has been discussions between Nintendo and EA and Crytek, but the bottom line is that there is not enough business drive in it," he said.

"It's a purely business decision. I'd love to see it on Wii U, but what I love to see and what gets done at the end of the day are two different things. Even so, I could initiate it but someone has to sell it, right?"

Yerli added: "It's a business decision between EA and Nintendo. If that business decision doesn't make sense, or seems to not make sense for them, it's... not possible for us to make it. We can't publish ourselves, and that's the bottom line."

EA has confirmed a Crysis 3 release date of February 19 in US and February 22 in Europe on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.

For our hands-on impressions of the game’s singleplayer and Hunter multiplayer mode, check out this recently published Crysis 3 preview.


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  • shawksta - January 8, 2013 4:46 a.m.

    Publishers: We want more people to own Wii U's before making games People: We want more games on Wii U before buying it.
  • ParagonT - January 8, 2013 6:22 a.m.

    Nintendo: Uh... Crap. Reggie: "The Wii U is pure gold! We have developers lining left and right for a chance to develop on our console! Never has there been a more attractive console that can combine the wants of the casual and needs of the hardcore. We're going places... isn't that right guys? ........(Chirp Chirp)...... Guys??!" Me: Apparently Nintendo is having a harder time selling the Wii U than a pimp who is having a half off deal down on the street corner.
  • shawksta - January 8, 2013 5:51 p.m.

    Although apparently they are "Keeping them secret", especially when Capcom who says they got stuff for it besides Monster hunter, but i wont buy it until E3 or whenever the next Nintendo direct that shows games will come.
  • ParagonT - January 8, 2013 6:54 p.m.

    Yeah, but oh well, the best of luck to them. It's a good console, but it's not being marketed effectively.
  • brickman409 - January 30, 2013 12:03 p.m.

    its the same thing happening to vita, if this kind of logic keeps going on, all future consoles will fail.
  • shawksta - January 30, 2013 5:13 p.m.

    Yeah, except I don't think so on the Vita The vita has the support, the PROBLEM is that despite the potential the vita has, Sony's wasting it and highlight the vita as basically a "Mini PS3", while it can appeal, its not what people want. People want to invest their money, especially if its handheld, on something that can give a great experience not just an inferior console on the go.Why do you think the DS and 3DS are what they are? Because its games made it its own unique home instead of being mini consoles. games like gravity rush were excellent, we need more of those.

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