Cevat Yerli, the chief executive officer at developer Crytek, says that the upcoming Crysis 3 video game will not be launched on the Wii U home consoles because of a business decision taken by publisher Electronic Arts and hardware maker Nintendo.
The executive is quoted by Digital Trends as saying that, “I’d love to see it on Wii U but what I love to see and what gets done at the end of the day are two different things. Even so, I could initiate it but someone has to sell it, right?”
He adds, “If that business decision doesn’t make sense, or seems to not make sense for them, it’s… not possible for us to make it. We can’t publish ourselves, and that’s the bottom line.”
Cevat Yerli has not speculated on the reasons that Electronic Arts might have for withholding Crysis 3 from the Wii U.
The series has been known for pushing the graphics quality envelope on all platforms and it’s possible that the Wii U simply lacks the computing power to do the experience justice.
Crytek might also have lacked the time to adapt the game to the new touch screen enabled GamePad controller.
Crysis 3 takes players back to New York, which has become an urban jungle environment, in order to once again battle the alien menace and finally take Earth back completely.
The game will be more open than its predecessor and gamers will be encouraged to use the new stealth options, which benefit from the inclusion of the new bow weapon.
Crysis 3 will be out on the PlayStation 3 from Sony, the Xbox 360 from Microsoft and the PC on February 19 in the United States and three days later in Europe, with Japanese players having to wait until March 7 to get access to the same experience.