No Wii U Crysis 3

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

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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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Eric_Drav3n
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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)  :(

ulgk
ulgk

@petez34 I believe Nintendo ways are declining it's revenues and profits. In this day and age, a company that does not innovate will die.

My PC can kick Wii and Wii U ass. Nintendo can't seem to grasp the core gamers mentality.

Spoken by, another PC elitist

ulgk
ulgk

@SavoyPrime I believe Nintendo ways are declining it's revenues and profits. In this day and age, a company that does not innovate will die.

My PC can kick Wii and Wii U ass. Nintendo can't seem to grasp the core gamers mentality.

Spoken by, another PC elitist

abHS4L88
abHS4L88

 @thequickshooter 

Uh, the visuals in AC3 for the Wii U have already been proven to be slightly sharper than the 360, although it's been stated that the framerate is a bit slower (I haven't experienced any slow downs yet though).

 

It hasn't even been 2 months and you're expecting a slew of high quality games for it already, you need to open your eyes and understand how the industry works. Developers are not going to go head over heels over a brand new console, regardless of who made it or how powerful it is, most need to see first that the console will be a success first, that's why most developers favored the 360 over the superior PS3 in the beginning. 

 

There's ZombiU, and from most user experiences, it's a highly challenging horror survival game, reminiscent of Demon Souls in how brutal it can be. Bayonetta 2 is coming to the system, another "adult themed" game. I would go as far and say Sonic & All Stars Racing Transformed is a pretty mature kart racer because that game is freaking challenging and will seriously test your skills as a gamer. 

 

Also seriously, I don't get this whole "there's no adult themed games therefore it sucks!" argument, why the hell should I as an individual limit myself to only "mature" rated games? I have just as much fun (sometimes even more) playing "kiddie" E rated games than I do playing "adult" M rated games. I don't understand why you need something as petty as the ESRB rating to determine what games you play, that in itself is highly immature. 

wcwj26
wcwj26

 thequickshooter. No, no, no. Open YOUR eyes fanboy. Sony and Microsoft just want you to spend your hard earned cash on the same generic consoles and games year in, year out. Yes Nintendo do make sequels but at least they try new ways of interact with it! Can you say the same about your console? Now run along and buy your Xbox v1.3 or PS v1.4 and start moaning your guts out in about 2 years times when your consoles have gone stagnant!

ulgk
ulgk

@tchanah I believe Nintendo ways are declining it's revenues and profits. In this day and age, a company that does not innovate will die.

My PC can kick Wii and Wii U ass. Nintendo can't seem to grasp the core gamers mentality.

Spoken by, another PC elitist

ulgk
ulgk

@thequickshooter I believe Nintendo ways are declining it's revenues and profits. In this day and age, a company that does not innovate will die.

My PC can kick Wii and Wii U ass. Nintendo can't seem to grasp the core gamers mentality.

Spoken by, another PC elitist

ulgk
ulgk

@Prats1993 I believe Nintendo ways are declining it's revenues and profits. In this day and age, a company that does not innovate will die.

My PC can kick Wii and Wii U ass. Nintendo can't seem to grasp the core gamers mentality.

Spoken by, another PC elitist

viciouskiller
viciouskiller

@Prats1993 If they thought it was shit why wouldnt they just say so seems to me you think that.

-Saigo-
-Saigo-

@sam628 So...you're saying it took Nintendo 7 years to produce something on par graphically? Oh, slightly better? Sure sure...until the next console generation hits and Nintendo is left in the dust once again. 

Prats1993
Prats1993

 @sam628 Wii U is current gen and not a big improvement over ps3 and xbox, which are both 7 yr old hardware. The Wii u is way behind the pack and theres no reason in buying one. Companies dont want to waste time and money developing for a console that isnt even worth it.

M3o5nster
M3o5nster

 @sam628 Power wise, Wii U is more current gen than anything else... I guess you could call the tablet controller next gen though?

wcwj26
wcwj26

 @abHS4L88 @thequickshooter Like I said in my previous comment to him, ALL of quickshooters Wii U opinions are based on other peoples views, NOT HIS OWN PERSONAL EXPERIENCES!

thequickshooter
thequickshooter

 @abHS4L88 first check every where AC3 xbox/ps3/PC comperison with the wii U (terrible frame rate and the picture looks a little blurry then Usually) 

 

zombiu down right sucks, see the gamespot review 

 

sonic and all stars is probably the best game on the wii u,but it's not an exlusive and the game is even avilable on the vita.

 

if you ever played the witcher 2 or demon's souls you will feel much more satisfied then finishing another mario/kirby game 

 

seriously if you got the money go try out those games 

i love to play sonic games but lately his games (beside the 3D ones) sucks (and feel like a port from the IOS) 

 

seriously it's not the ESRP rating (who cares really?) 

 

it's about the content and game itself

thequickshooter
thequickshooter

 @wcwj26 those same "generic" console were and still are a 1000 times better then the plain old wii 

 

did you ever play the witcher 2? did you play demon's souls? 

 

did you fucking play any good, Quality game in your life? 

 

i owned the wii (until i sold it) and it was a fucking terrible console with the most awkward controls and ps2 graphics and capability.

 

(seriously the spider man 3 game was the same  game of the ps2 version!)

 

i picked a 3DS XL over a PS vita and i don't regret it but the 3DS sucks in graphics and features next to the Vita 

 

you're nothing but a fanatic of nintendo.

 

seriously you have no taste in games, and have no information the competetors 

 

Did you say same console every year? i'm not sure if you're ignorant or just troll

 

the xbox 360 came during the end of 2005, and the ps3 came in end of 2006 and they were a 100 times better then the ps2 and the old xbox 

 

while the wii was just a ps2 dressed as mac with motion controls 

tchanah
tchanah

@ulgk I totally agree with you. Innovations drive the current market. Specually the tech market.

And I guess you are just like me : PC FOR GAMING PRECIDENCY guy :D  

ulgk
ulgk

@CHROMEFLAMIN @sam628 I believe Nintendo ways are declining it's revenues and profits. In this day and age, a company that does not innovate will die.

My PC can kick Wii and Wii U ass. Nintendo can't seem to grasp the core gamers mentality.

Spoken by, another PC elitist

abHS4L88
abHS4L88

 @CHROMEFLAMIN  @sam628 

Yet the PS3 went through a similar phase except sold far worse, remind me again how that turned out for them. 

96augment
96augment

 @CHROMEFLAMIN  There are other games besides Mario on Wii U. Arkham City, Mass Effect 3, Assassin's Creed 3, and Darksiders 2,

wcwj26
wcwj26

To be fair, until the PS4 and Nextbox are rolled out, we won't know how 'current' or 'next' gen the Wii U is.

abHS4L88
abHS4L88

@thequickshooter

Judging by the review score both games have received, I'm inclined to disagree, especially AC3 since it's overall score is basically the same as the 360/PS3 version.

"But Nintendo doesn't make much next gen." I don't understand this statement. 

Yeah, the ports are current gen but the exclusives are next gen. The 32GB on board memory is perfectly adequate if you don't intend on purchasing any retail games online and Nintendo made it clear that they're unwilling to charge you more for memory when you can purchase it cheap yourself. 

Indeed, Nintendo's decision to stay with cartridges damaged third party support and basically ensured the Playstation's dominance but that wasn't my point in talking about the N64. 

thequickshooter
thequickshooter

@abHS4L88 @thequickshooter well they really did PORT it from the xbox so maybe AC3 for WII U and COD BO 2 were bad ports 


but nintendo doesn't make much next gen 


the games are corrent gen basicly with just a gaming "tablet" the max of the HDD is 32 gig (which is not much) 

and as for N64 it had a huge fan base, while sony was new in the market of gaming 

and nintendo always ruled the platfoming genre 

but the Decision to keep the cartrage based games was a pure fail (piracy in 1996 was rare actually) 

nintendo is a stable company but not perfect (well none are) 

abHS4L88
abHS4L88

 @thequickshooter 

Why should I check (and I have)? I'm going by something better, personal experience. I've played all 4 previous Assassin's Creed games on the 360 and the Wii U version of AC3 plays just as smoothly as I remember on the 360. The visuals are also very sharp, the only "blurriness" comes from the limitations of the game itself, not the hardware. 

 

Plus these games were mostly made utilizing the hardware of the 360 and PS3, which were more CPU focused, whereas the Wii U utilizes a more powerful GPU, but if developers like Sumo can achieve better performance on the Wii U than on the other consoles, what does that say about those who made bad ports? Even FrozenByte was able to improve Trine 2 utilizing the Wii U's hardware and they're an Indie developer. 

 

Oh so because GameSpot, the only site to give it a very negative review, says it sucks the game sucks? Nevermind the fact that it has a positive overall score on both GameRankings and Metacritic (77% which is pretty damn good considering everything the game is trying to do). Most reviewers/users have said that the game gets better the more you play it, which is evident since most of the positive reviews came out weeks after the game launched whereas most of the mixed/negative reviews appeared shortly after launch. 

 

While Sonic & All Stars Racing: Transformed is so far my favorite game on the Wii U, I cannot deny that New Super Mario Bros. U, NintendoLand, Nano Assault Neo and Little Inferno are all great fun and quality titles. 

 

Actually while that may be true the first time around, the difference with Mario/Kirby games is that I have no problems going back and replaying it all over again and still enjoying it just as much as I did the first time. Games like The Witcher or Dark Souls (haven't played either although I do want to play The Witcher 2 later on) well, for a better example, Assassin's Creed, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Vanquish, Batman Arkham City, while all very fun, after I was done with those games, that's it, I don't play it again. Mass Effect I want to replay through again only because of the way the game changes based on your actions. 

 

I love Sonic Colors (nearly collected all Red Rings) and enjoyed Generations for what it was so I look forward to seeing what SEGA has in store for us this year. 

 

Yes it is all about the content and game itself, so if it's enjoyable and lots of fun, who cares if it's "kiddie" or "adult?" 

 

Also the console is barely two months old. I remember the N64 being pegged as the "kiddie" console of the 3 and look what games came out for it during its life time, Golden Eye, Perfect Dark, Conker's Bad Fur Day, Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask, games that can be in no way described as kiddie. It may not be your cup of tea now but it takes at least one year before a console can truly show off it's capabilities. 

wcwj26
wcwj26

 @thequickshooter You want my PSN ID to prove that I think Witcher is a mediocre game? As for not owning three consoles, me and the missus work full time, don't smoke, drink or gamble and live in a small village in the UK that resembles Hobbiton... so trust me, if it wasn't for my PC and games console I'd most probably hanging from the rafters!

thequickshooter
thequickshooter

 @wcwj26 huhahahha! mario? mario kart? 

are that serious? and the rest is just ok (well you got me at smash bros) 

 

and hell if you own a pc and an xbox and a ps3 

then why the hell did you bought a WII U? 

 

you may be bullshiting me cause no one, and i mean no one will own 3 consoles (Especially if the WII U just got mario yet,byonetta still to come and same game on the other consoles)

 

if you tell the truth then give me your gamertag and playstation network ID 

 

i wanna see if you played those games 

 

because saying the witcher 2 was "OK" was like saying that in 2009 battlefield bad company 2 was shit

 

so i'm pretty sure you're bluffing 

 

wcwj26
wcwj26

1000 x better? if you say so fanboy. Witcher is ok, Demon Souls I loved. As for plain old Wii, it's got Mario Galaxy, Metroid M, Mario Kart, Sin & Punishment, The Last Story, Pandora's tower, both Zelda's, Donkey Kong and Smash Brawl. Plus i've played all the best titles on PC, 360 and PS3. Maybe when your old enough to get a job you'll be able to do the same instead of making pathetic uniformed fanboy comments!

wcwj26
wcwj26

 abHS4L88.  CHROMEFLAMIN.  sam628. Don't bother commenting to CHROME, he doesn't own a Wii U and probably hasn't even played one (and if he has it's probably been all of ten seconds) so his 'argument' is null and void!

wcwj26
wcwj26

N.O.B.O.D.Y. K.N.O.W.S. T.H.E. F.U.L.L. S.P.E.C. O.F. T.H.E. W.I.I. U! Just because some nerd say that they have run some tests on it doesn't make there results conclusive. Agreed on the porting bit tho.

WolfGrey
WolfGrey

 @wcwj26 Based on the WiiU's full specs it is merely this gen.

 

It is nowhere near next gen.to put it simply it is above the 360 but below the ps3 in terms of raw power.

 

In terms of cpu it is the slower of the 3.

 

In terms of gpu, it is the fastest.

 

Which mean like the ps3, a developer has to actually care about the WiiU for the port really to be worth anything.

 

Most companies will just make it on the 360 and port it over to the other two system without caring about quality.(bethesda comes to mind).