The CEO of Crytek, the developer behind the visually stunning Far Cry 3 on show during Ubisoft’s E3 conference, has recently taken the time to talk up Nintendo’s upcoming Wii U in an interview with CVG.
Regarding the Wii U’s power, and whether his studio has plans to bring any forthcoming titles to the console, Cevat Yerli has said the following:
“My opinion of the Wii U is very high. It’s just that we don’t have a business case unfortunately that justifies us making a game for it.
“It doesn’t mean that the CryEngine 3 doesn’t run on Wii U – it actually runs beautifully. In fact, there actually is a game in development from a respected developer that we’ll be announcing. I’ve seen the game running and it looks really great.
He then went on to reassure us that the Wii U is comparable to current gen consoles:
“[Wii U hardware is] minimum on par with the current generation.
“From my perspective I do not understand the public’s concerns that the Wii U is weaker than PS3 and 360. That I cannot see. From my perspective the Wii U is minimum as powerful as Xbox 360.”
Whilst this is great news for multi-platform titles on the console in the short term, it does leave us wondering whether the Wii U will be underpowered relative to its direct competitors – Microsoft and Sony’s Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 successors.