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Unreal Engine 4 games 'could be ported to Wii U'

But Epic has no plans to port engine itself, says Rein

Epic VP Mark Rein has described Unreal Engine 4 as "supremely scalable" and said developers could port games developed using it to Nintendo's Wii U.

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However, speaking in an interview with VideoGamer Rein said Epic currently has no intention of bringing its next-generation game development engine to the Wii U and suggested that Unreal Engine 3 is a better fit for Nintendo's hardware.

"I'll state that I don't think it's our intention to bring Unreal Engine 4 to Wii U" he said. "But Unreal Engine 4 is going to be supremely scalable. We'll run on mobile phones and on a wide variety of things, so if a customer decides they want to port an Unreal Engine 4 game to Wii U, they could. But Unreal Engine 3 is a really good fit for that platform."

He added: "We have Unreal Engine 3 running on Wii U, you saw games at the Nintendo press conference again this year - a fantastic demo by our friends at Warner Bros. showing Arkham City running on Wii U. And Aliens: Colonial Marines is coming on Wii U, that's also Unreal. There's, I'm sure, several others. Mass Effect was announced for it as well. So we're certainly playing a role there with Unreal Engine 3.

At Comic-Con Epic revealed Fortnite will be the studio's first Unreal Engine 4 game.

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