'CryEngine 3 runs beautifully on the Wii U', says Cevat Yerli

Wii U ‘just as powerful as Xbox 360’

Nintendo’s upcoming next-gen console the Wii U is at minimum as powerful as the Xbox 360, Crytek’s CEO has claimed.

Speaking to CVG, Cevat Yerli said that whilst the developer was currently not creating content for the platform, a “respected developer” was at work on a CryEngine 3-powered Wii U title.

He also said that despite Crytek not currently making its own titles for the platform, its engine “runs beautifully” on the system.

"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.

He added: "My opinion of the Wii U is very high. 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.”

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