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Crytek estimates Wii U is 'minimum as powerful as Xbox 360'

Yerli doesn't understand public power concerns

Wii U is "minimum" as powerful as Xbox 360.

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That's according to Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli, who revealed in a CVG interview that a "respected developer" is working on a CryEngine 3 title for the Nintendo platform.

"My opinion of the Wii U is very high," he said. "It's just that we didn't have a business case unfortunately that justifies us making a game for it.

"It doesn't mean that 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 will be announcing. I've seen the game running and it looks really great."

Yerli estimated that the 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," he said. "That I cannot see. From my perspective the Wii U is minimum as powerful as Xbox 360."

In the same interview the Crytek boss claimed his studio's technology is already "way beyond" next-gen console specifications.

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