Crytek to bring CryEngine to Wii U

Tuesday, 14th June 2011 09:05 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Crytek’s confirmed that it’ll bring CryEngine to Wii U.

Speaking to Develop, CEO Cevat Yerli confirmed the tech was “pretty much running it already.”

Yerli also touched upon how it was expanding CryEngine to other platforms than just Wii U.

“We are expanding in many ways, and some of that is more announced than others. Kinect is major driver for future platforms as well, so Kinect support is important. Having basic Kinect support in the CryEngine is one thing, but I’m talking about really supporting it deeply. CryEngine is going to have deep support,” he said.

“Then there are other efforts towards supporting mobile and tablets, which we can only say we are working on. How far we have gone and what we mean is something I can’t say more about now.”

Wii U was shown for the first time at E3 last week. It’ll launch sometime in 2012. Crytek showed off Ryse, the game that was previously known as Codename Kingdom, at the Microsoft press conference as a Kinect hack-and-slash title.



  1. alterecho

    Is this Cry Engine 2 or 3? Or Cry Engine 1 :) :(.
    Cool if its Cry Engine 2. Then its powerful than current gen.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Soong

    No way that the Wii-U can run Cryengine 2 (used in Crysis 1 and Warhead). That sounds like wishful thinking!

    That the Wii-U can run Cryengine 3 goes without saying, even a six year old console can run Cryengine 3!

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Erthazus

    Cryengine 2 is the same thing like Cryengine 3.

    Difference betweeen them that 3rd is console friendly. On the PC you can make the same quality (and even better) using Cryengine 3.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Soong

    If you say so, I can only judge it by comparing Crysis and Crysis 2. And Crysis 2 on PC looks nowhere near as good as the first one. If they really can make the same quality or better, then why don’t they do it?

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Erthazus

    @4, because the second game was a console port.

    to make a game that looks like Crysis 1 (and even better) you need to make only a PC game exclusively.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Lounds

    the WiiU could run crysis in 720, but not 1080p, my current rig has the R800 GPU chip and it can run crysis but not well at 1080p, but when I had 1280-1024 screen it was fine.

    #6 4 years ago

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