Despite GTTV host Geoff Keighley Tweeting that Wii U won’t run Epic’s next generation Unreal Engine 4, the company has announced that they’ve yet to reveal their Wii U plans. Epic told CVG that while they’ve announced that Unreal Engine 3 will run Wii U games, the company “has not confirmed platforms for Unreal Engine 4 beyond PC”. Guess we will just have to wait until E3 next week to find out whether Wii U can run Unreal Engine 4


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  1. Also everyone who already started to bitch and moan needs to issue an apology because you are fair weather fans and annoy me. >:[

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    • I agree, it’s not like Unreal 4 will will make that much of a difference. Nintendo will still have great games, with or without.

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    • I stated this in the last article, that Epic didn’t even confirm it for next gen consoles. I know we are dying for ANY info but relax folks e3 is one week away

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  2. Well, since it is rumored that the Wii U graphics demo from last E3 was created by Epic, I’d say that Epic and Nintendo are going to have a rich relationship for at least a few more years.

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  3. The thing is, the whole statement was twisted from “Last we heard, it didn’t work” to “It is not going to work!!!” (-_-;)
    Like a fan of Notch earlier today reading his tweet of “I ate a hamburger today. Perfect amount of dressing” as “I like dressing up as a hamburger, its perfect” :P

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    • You’re saying that the Wii U could in fact run UE4 some time in its lifetime. Probably not immediately, but some time though.

      Did I hit the nail on the head there?

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      • Yea. I mean I think it moderatly reasonable to say that the wii u could run ure4 its just the fact that the wii u was ready and done before ure4 was even heard of, so have they had enough time to add it to the hardware and everthing that entails for e3 and/or launch. Thats the only reason I could see why they wouldnt have it in there. Or I could be way out in left field.

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  4. And there is your answer. This is what happens when you twist the words of a person, in this case Geoff’s tweet, to create confusion.

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  5. Let’s not condemn Nintendo for not showcasing UE4 right out of the gate. As Iwata would say, those games are a product for the future. Meaning we probably won’t hear/see anything concrete until closer to PS4/Nextbox launches; when the engine has multi-console support and games. Let’s also not forget that the potential of unreal engine 3 exceeds the current generational hardware; so a Wii U game running the engine could inherently be better. The most important thing to believe is that Nintendo will once again set the standard for the capabilities of the hardware. Regardless of what third-parties do, I know Nintendo will show something that will turn even the most jaded skeptic’s heads (Zelda HD concept on initial/underpowered dev-kit), and there will be no excuse for UE4 not to be on the console.

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  6. If Wii U can tin UE4, then finally the arguments of PS4 and 720 being so much graphically really than Wii U will be put to rest. Wii U is a powerhouse if it can rum that.

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  7. you guys have to remember that epic hasn’t always been he company that has the most used engine it could be another company that has the most popular engine this coming generation.

    Im pretty sure Wii u will run UE4 anyway . But we’ll have to wait and see at E3 2012 . im sure nintendo has an ace in there hand just waiting to reveal it

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  8. *wipes forehead in relief*

    Of course, this doesn’t confirm whether or not Wii U will support UE4 (*crosses fingers that it will*), but it does confirm that PC is the only platform that definitely will and Epic is holding off on Sony and Microsoft’s next-gen consoles.

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  9. I’m not sweating any of these rumours. Nintendo will be just fine without UE4. It would be great if Wii U got it, but I won’t care if it doesn’t. Leave luck to heaven.

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  10. i have a hunch that the wii U could be as powerful as the next ps4 and xbox… i just believe nintendo has something going for them with the touch screen remote…. innovation takes us further and beyond than the average joe.

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  11. I’m starting to hate these yes/no rumours about WiiU. So people get ready for E3. After June 5 we will really get NEWS. Thanks Sickr and Alba for keeping us informed, but I personally dislike this excess of tweeted based articles.

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