Nintendo seems to be heading towards netting one of its biggest catch as the possibility of Crysis 3 has been teased for the up-coming console Wii U.
A few months ago, Crytek director of creative development Rasmus Hoejengaard had completely ruled out the possibility for the third instalment in the Crysis franchise to come out for Nintendo’s first-ever high-definition (HD) console.
However, it appears that the studio has had a change of heart. Mike Read, producer at Crytek, has come out to explicitly admit that the studio is indeed working with Nintendo and that a Wii U version of Crysis 3 is very much possible.
During an interview with CVG, the Crytek producer said that the studio “cannot take the current generation of consoles any further.”
He went on to add that because the launch date of Wii U is not exactly known yet, it gives the studio plenty of time to think about what they plan to do since there are still eight months left before Crysis 3 is released.
“There has really been no official releases associated with the Wii U yet, and given that we’re releasing Crysis in an eight month time period in February of 2013, we can’t play off of what their schedules are. I wouldn’t rule it [Crysis 3 on Wii U] out, but you know, it is a possibility,” stated Read.
While Read was open about the studio’s relationship with Nintendo, he was careful not to dish out any details about what they were both working on.
One thing that is however known about the relationship between the studio and Japanese gaming giant is that Crytek has already shared the CryEngine, the very engine that the Crysis franchise has been built on, with its mysterious partner. This makes the possibility of Crysis 3 for Wii U very strong indeed.
The original Crysis game was released for Microsoft Windows in November 2007. Hailed for reaching a new milestone in graphical design, the first-person shooter managed to bring even the most powerful gaming PCs of that time to their knees. The sequel did not push the envelope as much as its predecessors, but Crytek seems keen on making a huge leap once again with the third title in the franchise, even considering a version of the game for Wii U.
While the potential of Nintendo’s upcoming gaming console is accurately known yet, a lot of publishers and developers are showing a genuine interest in bringing their titles to Wii U. One such publisher is Activision, who has reportedly gone as far as influencing Nintendo to release GamePad Pro Controller, an alternate to its innovative GamePad Controller, by claiming that the original controller is not suitable for its Call of Duty franchise.