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Why there’s no Crysis 3 on the Wii U

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Crysis 3 is a hallmark of gaming graphic excellence – and is currently available on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. It, like many current games, is not on the Wii U. You might believe it’s because the console just doesn’t have the horsepower to run such a game – but that’s not the case.

According to Crytek, they actually have the game up and running on Nintendo’s new console – but corporate shenanigans have gotten in the way of release.

“We did have Crysis 3 running on the Wii U. We were very close to launching it,” Crytek Boss Cevat Yerli told VentureBeat.

“But there was a lack of business support between Nintendo and EA on that. Since we as a company couldn’t launch on the Wii U ourselves – we don’t have a publishing license – Crysis 3 on Wii U had to die.”

I find it odd that EA and Nintendo don’t have a strong relationship. If you’ll recall, when the console was first announced, EA head John Riccitiello took to the stage to announce a strategic partnership with Nintendo, promising to bring a number of EA’s heavy hitters to the console.

EA’s released FIFA, Mass Effect 3 and soon, Need for Speed: Most Wanted on the Wii U – so the lack of Crysis really makes little sense if the game’s pretty much ready to launch.

Either way, it’s a pity all round – because what the Wii U really needs, more than anything else, is some great games from third parties. It’s a wonderful system, but the lack of games is becoming a little disconcerting.

Last Updated: March 4, 2013


  1. matthurstrsa

    March 4, 2013 at 13:05

    Such a pity when politics gets in the way of entertainment 🙁


  2. OVG

    March 4, 2013 at 13:24

    The Wii U is following in the footsteps of the GameCube. It will be a quick death.


    • Tarisma

      March 4, 2013 at 13:31

      sad when something like this happens. but there is only so much pie.


    • FoxOneZA

      March 4, 2013 at 13:31

      And the 3DS. The Clffster could be right about Ninty after all.


  3. Theo Steenekamp

    March 4, 2013 at 13:32

    because its a….


    • loftie

      March 4, 2013 at 13:51

      hahahhaha brilliant!


    • Codefridge

      March 5, 2013 at 09:29

      Possibly the greatest response I’ll see all week. You sir are a gentleman and a scholar.


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