'Crysis 3' not coming to Wii U due to lack of "business drive"

Crysis 3 won't receive a Wii U version, it has been confirmed.

Despite being a "possibility" last year, CEO and founder of Crytek Cevat Yerli said "there is no Wii U version" due to a lack of "business drive" between publisher EA and Nintendo.

"There has been discussions between Nintendo and EA and Crytek, but the bottom line is that there is that there's not enough business drive in it," he told Digital Spy.

"It's a purely business decision. I'd love to see it on Wii U, but what I love to see and what gets done at the end of the day are two different things. Even so, I could initiate it but someone has to sell it, right?"

Yerli added: "It's a business decision between EA and Nintendo. If that business decision doesn't make sense, or seems to not make sense for them, it's... not possible for us to make it. We can't publish ourselves, and that's the bottom line."

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Godchild10202049d ago

That sucks, this would have proved the power of the Wii U.

dazzrazz2049d ago

It still would be a shoddy port just like most of the 3rd party titles on this console so far

decrypt2049d ago (Edited 2049d ago )

"this would have proved the power of the Wii U."

Irrelevant, Console gamers.. Dont care about graphics.

Wii U will be fine.

neoMAXMLC2049d ago

Like a broken record...

I suppose PC gamers don't care about gameplay then.

kevnb2049d ago (Edited 2049d ago )

console gamers care about graphics right up until the moment a pc gamer enters a thread. They also can tell huge differences between xbox and ps3 versions, but are blind to the pc version.

DA_SHREDDER2048d ago

It's not that we don't care about graphics, it's just not the main thing we care about. I prefer smooth gameplay over jaggy, pop in, and framerate drops any day.

EddieNX 2048d ago

Screw you , then it shouldn't be on Ps3 then.

Assassins creed 3 on wiiu - Native 720 , it isn't on Ps3
CoD on wiiu - The good looking version , the ps3 version is horrible
Mass effect 3- Much more stable than the ps3 version
Trine 2 - Graphics dramatically improved over 360 and ps3.

What makes you think it would end up so bad ?

Even fifa on wiiu has seen key graphical improvements (although a couple of features are missing) the Grass looks way more realistic and so does the crowd...

With a little effort , crysis if it were on wiiu would destroy the 360 and ps3 versions..

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DeadlyFire2049d ago (Edited 2049d ago )

Its based on the sales of the system. Even with it selling at a decent rate and all. There is still a small percentage of folks shopping for a WiiU FPS at the moment with only 2-3 Million WiiUs sold so far. Maybe 1.5 Million at most could be interested in a FPS at most. Possibly much less than that.

2014 it could happen, but 2013 I doubt it. Something like Warface though could potentially come to WiiU as its entry level is free. So they wouldn't have to worry about who is buying it as it will live for however many years they push it to live towards.

kevnb2049d ago

I doubt it, unless nintendo really wants it and pays for it.

rainslacker2048d ago

Probably more because that "business drive" was EA wanting their Origin DD store to be on the Wii U which Nintendo refused.

Crysis could sell pretty well if it came out before the rush of software really starts to come in.

DOMination-2048d ago

This sounds like EA are already deciding the WiiU isn't worth it.

herbs2048d ago (Edited 2048d ago )

Here are some unbiased opinions (rant) for the extremely biased N4G audience.

1. The Wii U is slightly more powerful than current gen overall with some weaknesses.
- If you think your PS3 is more powerful you are a fanboy.
- If you think the Wii U is way more powerful than a PS3 or an Xbox you are a fanboy.

2. Nintendo consoles are for Nintendo games and Nintendo gamers.
- Nintendo has not had great third party support since Snes.
- If you still think the Wii U will have great third party support your lying to yourself just like how Nintendo lied to you about winning back the hardcore.
- The Wii U will not be getting many ports from the next gen consoles because the Wii U is in a generation of it own.

3. The Wii U is a mixed bag of good and bad hardware and design choices.
- The Gamepad is great on many levels, if you think it needs multi touch your stupid, if you think it's to heavy your a bitch.
- Wiimotes are still great when implemented properly and add variety.
- The Pro controller needed analog triggers! how the fuck is Nintendo going to properly port GameCube games that had this feature and why doesn't it support Virtual console games.
- The speed of the OS is strait up unacceptable, especially for a Nintendo product.

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2EHO2049d ago

Well this pretty much proves the EA Nintendo fallout Rumor. Sad as the developers wanted to make it happen but the publisher didn't. I see this happening a lot next gen with Wii U.

animegamingnerd2049d ago

i think i know why the EA and nintendo fallout rumor might be true is cause i hear none of the wii u launch games have no online pass and every DLC for the system yet has been free makes you think since EA does a lot of bad things with DLC and of course this could also mean no crapcom games since they get turned by pissing off games with BS uses of DLC

DivineAssault 2049d ago (Edited 2049d ago )

Isnt the wii u supposed to have all kinds of core game support? smh i knew it wasnt.. If i was the man with the money, i too would see it as a risk of not selling well there.. People who want to play games like this already have consoles to play it on.. I doubt wii u is the only choice for people..

Hingle_Mcringleberry2049d ago

Many say the same about the Vita but they get lynched for it.

jmc88882048d ago

It already has 'all kinds of core game support'.

Some people can stare at an elephant and pretend it isn't there. Wii U has more core support than the 360 did when it launched.

People who want to play games like this, already have consoles? people that had xbox didn't need the 360 since they already had a console to play games like that?

Since they already have 360 and PS3 then why the need for 720 and PS4?

The fact remains that people who game, buy new consoles, new PC gear, so on and so forth.

I'll tell you what I've played exactly 0 matches of Halo 4, why? My xbox 360 is wonky and the game locks up before I can even get into a match. I'm sure lots of people would rather play on something else, and the Wii U or PC give them an alternative to the 360/PS3's age.

Am I going to buy another 360? Hell no. If need be I'll wait until the 720 comes out to play Halo 4.

Lots of people own 360's and PS3's, but it didn't stop them from building or buying a much better computer. Won't stop them from buying a Wii U. If you like Nintendo games. If you like a system that will have years of support ahead of it. If you like a gamepad. If you like free online service. If you like numerous other things, then the Wii U is something people will purchase. Especially if price or reliability is a concern.

You are right about one thing, with the Wii U being a new console, the install base is low compared to 360 or PS3 and thus for Crysis 3 (a low selling title) won't come out on the Wii U unless Nintendo gave them the money to offset the port costs somewhat basically.

It's something that happens. Crysis 2 lost money and didn't sell very well. Within a couple of months the PC version became pretty hard to find quality matches. You can still find some, but the pings are horrible, and the number of games is very few.

I preordered it on the PC anyways, since Crysis 2 looked amazing on my ATI 5850 and currently GTX 670.

But hey, the PS4/720 will have that problem as well, not just the Wii U. (where the PC version is stronger than any of the consoles).

Overall though, Crytek like other mid-major developers this first year have to make a determination of whether or not they want to put out games for a new console. Not all are wall street darlings, and don't have the cash to take the plunge early. They need a big enough install base to make their money back.

This too will affect the PS4/720 as well. Just like it did PS3/360. There were quite a few games (especially Playstation) that only came out on PS2, even when the 360 or PS3 were out.

jmc88882048d ago

The same $$$ issues will appear for PS4/720 games, though because it's Sony and MS, some will feel it's their duty to take the hit if they can. So I see maybe a few less holdbacks, but there will still be some.

I can easily see the generation transition taking out developers as their install base is splintered. Make it for PS3/360 or Wii U/PC/720/PS4? Dev's have already prepared us by saying the first couple of years they'll still be focusing on games that'll work on both. So expect many 720/PS4/Wii U games to be up rezzed games with a few extra things thrown in. But yeah it could be really difficult on the smaller devs.

Some devs might hit it out of the park, while others, maybe spend alot to bring the game to PS4/720/Wii U and not sell many copies, not because the game is bad, or the consoles or bad, but because when you spend more money on a game and sell it to an audience that might be 1/20th as big, then you should expect 1/20th the sales or thereabouts.

These big budget games are used to 50-100 million consoles on two platforms (so 100-200 million) + PC's to be sold to. But early on those games might be relying on 10 million Wii U's and 1 million 720's and another 1 million PS4's. As you can guess 12 million isn't 200 million. So expect some games held back and others bankrupting a company. Though there will be successes too, and might make a company or two as well.

shutUpAndTakeMyMoney2048d ago

"The same $$$ issues will appear for PS4/720 games"

Nah xbox & ps4 will make a bigger splash. The casual hold ninty had seems to be over based on what is being seen.

delboy2049d ago

Who cares,Craysis is a medicore franchise.
A graphic benchmark, nothing more.

HeroReborn2049d ago

Totally agree there is no depth to game, nor do I care if anything I think they missed a opportunity to show a different direction in the game by using the wii u pad

torchic2049d ago

it's not about the game's content, or how great it is but rather a statement of intent from Nintendo. they promised hardcore, so putting one of the hardcore titles of the year onto the system would've proved a lot.

development of Crysis 3 probably began while Nintendo were talking to devs and publishers about putting software onto Wii U, so there was definitely a window of opportunity for Nintendo to negotiate a Wii U version. so for no Wii U version to happen is, well.

and this is just the start. Ken Levine was on the freaking E3 video talking highly of Wii U and not even his game is coming to Wii U.

NintyJazz2048d ago

This is a problem. We need to start glorifying "hardcore" and "triple A" titles as if they mean something. Objectively Crysis is extremely generic. There are many other third party titles I'd rather see on Wii U. This is partly why games have been at a creative stagnation for a while. Because we consumers fall for these marketing terms so easily, even wanting a shallow game on a console in order to prove something.

Norrison2048d ago

It wasn't when it was a PC only game, crysis 2 is a mediocre game and not even a graphics benchmark without the dx 11 patch

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Ryo-Hazuki2049d ago

This is going to be a problem for Nintendo this yr and definitely beyond especially when PS4/720 arrive. Publishers don't think it's worth porting over. This is like the Wii to a certain extent all over again.

delboy2048d ago

Well I don't think so.
It the WiiU sells good, and reach a big user base,say 50mil in two years.
It's not impossible,publishers won't ignore it.
And unlike old wii,WiiU has enough power to run ports of ps4 and nexbox,it will be easy to scale down.

But a N console ist first and foremost for exclusive games,and if we get some ports thats good,but it better be good ports or peoples won't consider buying it.
Why should they buy a third party game when it's running like shit,when there are great looking and great performing first party games with exceptionaly great gameplay too.

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