Wii U gets Crytek support with CryEngine

CEO Cevat Yerli outlines tech expansion

The Wii U will be fully supported by Crytek with its CryEngine technology, the developer's confirmed.

That's according to Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli who told Develop, "Crytek's support for Wii U is definitely going to happen. We aren't showing it but we are pretty much running it already."


The move comes as part of a more expansive and aggressive approach from Crytek regarding its core technology. Yerli said: "We are expanding in many ways, and some of that is more announced than others.

"Kinect is major driver for future platforms as well, so Kinect support is important. Having basic Kinect support in the CryEngine is one thing, but I'm talking about really supporting it deeply. CryEngine is going to have deep support.

"Then there are other efforts towards supporting mobile and tablets, which we can only say we are working on. How far we have gone and what we mean is something I can't say more about now."

In case you missed it (you hermit), Nintendo announced its new console, the Wii U at E3 last week.

Epic is another big name on Nintendo's list with its Unreal Engine 3 tech.

[ SOURCE: Develop ]