'Dead Island: Riptide' Wii U omission explained by Deep Silver

Deep Silver has explained why there will be no Wii U version of Dead Island: Riptide.

Creative producer Alexander Toplansky said that the team would have had to build the engine to work with the system or do a port in order for the game to work on Nintendo's platform.

"One of the opportunities we had for Riptide was to continue the development of the engine, and really improve it and make a lot of refinements," he told Digital Spy.

"The things that are required to bring something to a new platform, you need to either really get to be integrating it deep into the engine, or you've got to [do] a port.

"Neither one of those was a satisfactory outcome for us, so we decided to do what we got platform-wise and just make sure that we can deliver the best experience we can."

Asked whether the franchise could appear on Wii U in future, Toplansky replied: "There are no plans for the moment.

"It's not something I would categorically rule out, but it's not something that's planned."

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Jadedz2013d ago

Nintendo makes another system, and developers says that their engines aren't compatible enough.

Wii; Too weak.
Wii U; Engine compatibility.

I'm just tired of all this nonsense.

herbs2013d ago

Jesus I wish I waited like another year to buy the Wii U, the support for this system is abysmal at best, so many games would benefit from the Gamepad but its just not happening. I hate how Nintendo said there system would be so easy to develop for when in fact they basically just tailored it to there own needs and now its being avoided by basically 98% of relevant developers. I have always liked Nintendo products but it absolutely sucks ass buying a new gaming console and having it just sit and collect dust for months on end it's pathetic and Im starting to feel like Nintendo has ripped me off. I'm not trolling I'm being honest Nintendo is failing and they better have at least 5 great exclusives coming this fall/winter or there Wii U system will become completely irrelevant as a gaming console.