Epic co-founder Mark Rein has told journalists at this years Games Developers Conference that the Wii U won’t be getting Unreal Engine 4 games. Rein said that Unreal Engine 3 is supported on Wii U, but Unreal Engine 4 will only be running on next generation consoles. He also confirmed that Unreal Engine 3 will still be supported while Unreal Engine 4 is out.
“Will UE4 run on the Wii U?”
“Hahaha no.” Rein said, with expert comedic timing. The room erupted with laughter. As the laughs died down, Rein continued: “I mean, sorry, it’s not really a correct answer. We’re not… we have Unreal Engine 3 for the Wii U. Right? And Unreal Engine 3 is powering all kinds of amazing games, still lots of games are being made with Unreal Engine 3. We announced today about a new Unreal Engine 3 license. Unreal Engine 3 doesn’t disappear because of Unreal Engine 4. But our goal for Unreal Engine 4 console-wise is next-gen consoles. That’s really what our energies are focused on. If you want to make a Wii U game, we have Unreal Engine 3, and it’s powering some of the best games on the Wii U already.
“Nothing controversial, guys,” he jokingly chided.