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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.


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.