We found out earlier today that Epic Games next generation game engine, Unreal Engine 4, won’t run on Wii U. This could mean that future video games based on the engine will be excluded from the platform. Epic Games president Mark Rein simply laughed at the idea of the engine running on Wii U at GDC. IGN asked him why he thought it was funny that someone should ask if the game engine can run on Wii U. Here’s his response.
Still laughing, “I just laugh at the question…Unreal Engine 4, we’re not PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, or Wii U. It’s next-gen technology. That’s what we’re aiming for.”
“The truth is, if a developer wanted to take an Unreal Engine game and put it on Wii U, they could. Unreal Engine 3 is kicking ass on Wii U. The best games on Wii U are made on our technology. What more do you want from us?”