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Wii U is at "minimum as powerful as Xbox 360," says Crytek

Crytek's Cevat Yerli has said Wii U is "minimum on par" with current generation consoles, and while the firm isn't developing a game for the console at present, its CryEngine 3 runs "beautifully" on the console.

"My opinion of the Wii U is very high," Yerli told CVG. "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."

Yerli said he is also unsure why the general public is unsure of Wii U's capabilities.

"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."

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