CEO and founder of Crytek Cevat Yerli has announced that Crysis 3 won’t be coming to Nintendo’s latest home console due to a lack of business drive between publisher EA and Nintendo. Yerli said that there had been discussions between EA, Nintendo, and Crytek, but ultimately nothing worked out. He went on to say that it was purely a business decision.
“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 that there’s not enough business drive in it.”
“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?”
Cevat Yerli, chief executive of Crytek, is absolutely convinced that Crysis 3 will be a graphical and technical benchmark for games for at least two years. Yerli says that even Unreal Engine 4 would have difficulty running the technically impressive Crysis 3, which is due out on February 19th. Here’s some of his thoughts.
“Crysis 3 on PC is going to be a benchmark experience for at least two years. When I see what’s happening on the PC market, and even what we do. The PC market is not going to grow vastly more before a lot of games catch up. We had the same thing with the first Crysis on PC. When Crysis launched, it was the high-end benchmark for a good three years. I think Crysis 3 is going to do that again.”
“I honestly think that Unreal Engine 4 would not be able to do Crysis 3 on consoles right now. The PC version could do it, maybe, but it would call for a higher PC spec. CryEngine 3 is capable of doing anything Unreal Engine 4 can. We don’t need to tick up the number to CryEngine 4.”
“As far as next-gen console games, I think Crysis 3 on the PC will be very comparable. Because it’s a high-end PC title, implicitly it’s a next-gen game. It’s just a next-gen PC game.”
Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli has said on record that Crysis 3 maxes out the current generation of video game consoles, with not even 1% left. Yerli then went on to say that no video game on current generation consoles will ever look technically better than Crysis 3 does. Although Crytek managed to get Crysis 3 up and running on Wii U, they say that it’s not in development for the console.
“Crysis 3 is absolutely maxing out the consoles. There is absolutely not even 1% left.”
“No game will ever look technically better than Crysis 3 on these consoles, flat out. Most games are not even anywhere near Crysis 2 technically. I’m not talking about art style – art is subjective – but the pure fact of what we have been cramming in with Crysis 2 on Xbox  and PlayStation , I’ve yet to see a game do that still today.”
“Any day I will take a battle against Gears and Halo, whatever, the amount of data we put in and the detail level is far superior. With Crysis 3 we’re pushing that to another level, but the PC is just two levels beyond.”
Although Crytek producer Mike Read announced that Crysis 3 for Wii U is a possibility, the developer hasn’t confirmed that it would indeed be coming to Nintendo’s upcoming console. Crytek’s general manager, Nick Button-Brown, has revealed – via Twitter – that Crytek is “not currently working on a Wii U version of Crysis 3.” Crytek is, however, working with Nintendo in some way.
Crytek producer Mike Read has confirmed that the development studio is now working with Nintendo, and that a version of Crysis 3 for Wii U shouldn’t be ruled out. Read wouldn’t confirm whether or not a Wii U version of Crysis 3 was in development for the console, but it’s now sounding reasonably likely.
“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.”
Reports have come in that a developer at Crytek managed to get Crysis 3 running on Wii U. The developer tested the game out on Wii U in an effort to see how the system performs handling the graphically demanding title. Crysis 3 ran at 30-35 FPS in 720p, but Crytek believe that they can get the game running at 1080p – if the Wii U tablet controller is turned off. However, they were unable to turn off streaming to the controller on their personal development kit.
Rasmus Hoejengaard, Crytek’s Director of Creative Development, recently took the time out to chat to Destructoid about Crysis 3. Hoejengaard stated quite clearly in the interview that there’s ”not a fat chance” that the graphically impressive game will ever appear on Wii U. The first trailer for Crysis 3 was revealed earlier today.