Crysis 3 Won’t Release On the Wii U Due to Lack of “Business Drive”

on January 8, 2013 11:06 PM

A while back we wrote that Crytek–the studio behind the upcoming Crysis 3–wouldn’t be bringing the game over to the Wii U, despite liscensing their CryEngine to Nintendo’s new console. Now we know why.

In an interview with Digital Spy, Crytek CEO and founder Cevat Yerli said “there is no Wii U version” due to a lack of “business drive” between publisher EA and Nintendo. He says: “There has been discussions between Nintendo and EA and Crytek, but the bottom line is that there is that there’s not enough business drive in it.”

The following quotes also seem to imply that Yerli opposes EA and Nintendo’s inability to come to a compromise (while never explaining the finer details of this “drive” he mentions), while saying:

“It’s a purely business decision. 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?

It’s a business decision between EA and Nintendo. 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.”

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Born and raised in video games and "geek culture," Masoud has been bred off of fantasy worlds his entire life and doesn't see anything wrong with that. He loves RPGs (especially TRPGs), sandbox games, the sci-fi genre, dieselpunk, art deco, and anything that allows him to create. Having graduated from John Jay College with a degree in English and a minor in Creative Writing, Masoud hopes to one day pen the same novels, comics, movies, and video games he enjoys escaping into when the real world gets too boring.