No Wii U Crysis 3

Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli says "lack of business drive" between EA and Nintendo keeping new shooter off HD console.

Crysis 3 will not come to Wii U. Crytek CEO and founder Cevat Yerli told Digital Spy that a "business drive" between Electronic Arts and Nintendo is keeping the upcoming shooter off Nintendo's first high-definition console.

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

Crysis 3 was never a sure thing for release on the Wii U. In May 2012, Crytek director of creative development Rasmus Hoejengaard said there was "not a fat chance" that Crysis 3 would ever ship for the Wii U. That wasn't the end of the story, though, as Yerli clarified two months later that the game was possible for the Wii U.

Crysis 3 is a first-person shooter set in 2047 New York that casts players as Prophet, a supersoldier seeking vengeance. The game is due out for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC on February 19, 2013. For more on Crysis 3, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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fluffy_kins
fluffy_kins

All I ever hear about Wii U is how yet another game won't be coming to it. I wonder why developers dislike the Wii U so much? It's a shame that Nintendo finally has a powerful enough console but it's still getting the snubbed like the original Wii. I mean sure, Nintendo will be fine when their big first party titles finally arrive but... when will their consoles finally be accepted? 

I am a big Metroid and Zelda fan which, honestly, is the only reason I buy Nintendo consoles. I almost wish they'd just go software and ditch consoles......

petez34
petez34

WiiU has been out for what, 2 months? so this is news? I feel sorry for any who would want to play this on a crappy console anyways. ugh

sincerely,

PC elitist

ps2fatboy
ps2fatboy

well i dont have a wii u so it doesnt affect me

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

Not surprising really. Most publishers and developers have moved on to next-gen development (PS4 and Xbox 720). Wii U is considered this gen power and graphic-wise. Nintendo brought it to the party just too late.

alrepairs
alrepairs

LOL,  aside from Battlefield 3 and Mass Effect, isn't EA going downhill?  I do remember these exact trolls ranting on how bad EA sucks, now they're banishing Wii U for not getting their support with Crysis 3.

 

Only flamers and trolls see this as a problem.  Those Neutral and favored don't give a shit.  Get a job kids.

 

naryanrobinson
naryanrobinson

"Lack of business drive".

translation:

"They didn't give us what we demanded".

TigusVidiks
TigusVidiks

lack of business drive? what does that mean?

thequickshooter
thequickshooter

well to tell the truth EA sucks and everything made by EA is bound to be much much more then mere 60$ 

 

but no metro last light? no GTA 5? 

 

and even AC3 looks horrible next to the 360 comperison 

 

still, a console with just mario and kiddy stuff is just too fucking over-priced to be a 400$ console (32 gig version) 

 

and those who are a fan of nintendo, open your eyes! nintendo brainwashed its fans to believe in shitty tech, gimicks and no adulted themed games like GTA or the witcher 2

 

seriously the 3DS XL is good but WII U is NOT

tchanah
tchanah

OH! I totally missed the chance to watch Wii U melt after running a game! 

rafpac
rafpac

I wouldn't mind having a second screen benefit for crysis, it has worked out nicely for Call of Duty.

tightwad34
tightwad34

While I don't want to see The WiiU fail, this is probably a good idea. At least for the time being. Feel them out in the infancy of the console.

Prats1993
Prats1993

Lol, i love how all these games arent coming to wii u and the devs are coming up with these bullshit excuses. Its clear that they just dont see the worth in developing for a console with zero capabilites. In other words, they dont want to admit that the Wii U is shit.

Mr_BillGates
Mr_BillGates

Nintendo user base won't buy these kind of games anyway. They prefer happy happy Pokemon, Kirby, and Animal Crossing.

FallenOneX
FallenOneX

Install base isn't big enough, just about every owner would have to buy a copy on day one to say it was worth it.

sam628
sam628

wii u is less than 1 month old

sam628
sam628

xbox 360 and ps3 are about 7 years old lol

anonymousicko
anonymousicko

So nintendo diagree with EA greediness. What gives

sam628
sam628

crysis 3 on the wii u should be a priority for ea (electronic arts).Wii u is next generation compared to a 7 year old xbox 360 lol.This article proves that ea (electronic arts) are not interested in next generation gaming and ea (electronic arts) dont want new technology like the wii u until ea (electronic arts) relizes what the  wii u is capable of bringing in terms of gameplay and graphics, a huge mistake by ea (electronic arts)  :(

wcwj26
wcwj26

So what if Wii U isn't getting Crysis 3 right now. Nintendo doesn't need EVER 3rd party game out there to succeed. Xbox and PS however would die on there arse tomorrow without full 3rd party support!

NTM23
NTM23

I'll want a Wii U when we see more Nintendo games, like Zelda; Metroid; Mario and what have you. If they were to make other exclusives as well then maybe, but I certainly don't care to go to the system for games I can get on current consoles, that's not worth buying the console over.

NTM23
NTM23

Yet again, I'm not surprised.

HydePark1980
HydePark1980

Another polished first-person shooter not on Nintendo.....yeah that's really a loss because those kind of games are so rare.  I miss the days of exclusive third party games, I look at Sony and MS and for the exception of a handful of 1st party exclusives their software libraries are practically identical.

DarthLod
DarthLod

Glad to see these developers skipping the gimmick crap.

JustArtificial
JustArtificial

Good. No one wants to see this game held up, because they're trying to dumb down aspects from the PC to Console to Wii U. And people need to accept the Wii U won't be getting a lot of these games that are in production/development, because it changes and slows that process down.

 

And quite frankly, I'm glad. No one wants to see some gimmick Nintendo have concocted, where we can look through the Wii U Pad's screen to look at our radar or some crap. Nintendo's Pad is only implemented well in Nintendo games. Everywhere else makes it feel forced.

 

However, I'm slightly disappointed that we'll never see what the Wii U would have done to this game. If it went the Arkham City route, everyone will put on 20 pounds, all of the textures will be smoothed out and many have long pop-in, and everything will be drenched in water.

macabrecash
macabrecash

At least it's on the two main gamer consoles and the PC.  Wii U is trash like the Wii was, however this time A LOT less people fell for it.  Hopefully this is Nintendo's last foray into the Console market.  Maybe they can just stick with handhelds. 

 

Their derivative use of the only two franchises of theirs that anyone cares about is getting stale and old.  Hopefully Nintendo fades away before Zelda and Mario names have forever lost their magic. 

StarkJJ
StarkJJ

Been living without Crisis anyway...typical EA though.  Bully mentality.

Fooljeff
Fooljeff

I'm sure there is one guy in the world who owns a Wii-U and hasn't realized Crisis 3 is bland. I'm sure that guy is really sad.

DrKill09
DrKill09

Crysis is and always has been a pc game.  The console versions just can't compete.  And then there's Nintendo's new obsolete hardware that can't even run COD Black Ops II well, even though the engine is old as dirt.

bongsyas_23
bongsyas_23

this is not about business, the Wii U is just not powerful enough lol.  Even a mid-range PC is more powerful than this.

SolidTy
SolidTy

Not really surprised and I don't care either.

 

My two Wii U's were bought with the idea of buying exclusives for it. Just like my Wii, N64s, and GCs. I wouldn't have bought it if it had released anyways for Wii U.

Huskypaw
Huskypaw

Aw fank gawd and I thought they'd be terrorizing us with this trash.

darkslayerM
darkslayerM

WiiU Fails again slow cpu and no hardcore games the same fate as wii

A tablet for a controler and can´t be used as a tablet lol

so its better if you could nintendo 3Ds Xl as a controler for the wii

 

and i have the wii but there aren´t good games for the wii any more ...

 

So Xbox 360 for me is a better choice and a good PC 

Celsius765
Celsius765

well damn I didn't know EA owned Crytek. Poor Crytek and no big lost for nintendo fans no one is a single console owner these days

Micropixel
Micropixel

"Lack of Business Drive?" This is very weird excuse. But it's Crysis. I'm not really a big Crysis fan. It's purdy to look at, but...

spacecowbeefeat
spacecowbeefeat

No great loss once the next zelda comes out im getting one.

Shepard_
Shepard_

Please, I want to know about every one game, that is not coming for the WiiU, the PS or for Xbox360 and even Pc. So post all of them in the distant future. "Would You kindly?"