Crytek are hoping for a ‘core gaming’ market on Wii U

Crysis creators, Crytek are hoping for a core gaming market on the Wii U

Crytek are hoping that there will be a core gaming market on the Wii U. In an interview with NowGamer, Carl Jones said that the Wii U is a platform that they are really interested in and that they hope there is a market for a core gaming experience on the console.

When asked about core gaming on the Wii U, Jones was optimistic but sceptical because of the approach the Wii had to gaming.

I really hope so but I don’t think it’s a necessary part of their strategy. The Wii is great at the games people like playing on it. I’m not sure yet what Nintendo’s strategy might be for hardcore. I don’t know if we’ll see flagship core titles on that platform – as a fan of Nintendo I’d love to see it personally, but I also enjoy playing the non-core titles a great deal. Whether or not we need core titles as well, we’ll see. That’ll be up to the consumer. But if you can get the same visual quality from Wii U as from other platforms, then why not?

Jones also shared why they couldn’t support the Wii.

It’s something we’re really interested in. There are a load of Nintendo fans at Crytek, right up to the top of the company. We were unfortunately unable to support the last generation of Wii because it would have been quite an engineering effort to take the engine down to that level of hardware,” said Jones. “So we were quite excited to see a new level of hardware come out that we think we can support, do some good stuff with, and it’s something we’re currently experimenting with.

Hopefully Crytek’s interests will manifest in a game for the Wii U.

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  1. cockknocker

    when will this i dustry grow up theres a videogame market and nothing more be it core casual social or frigging crossword puzzles.. its a games console thats what it is for *HEAD IN HANDS DEEP BREATH*

  2. kocknocker...

    theres a game market and thats it im fast getting tired of this blatant nintendo trolling how can you sell a core casual non game game or any other app or software ,if you dont make it,the industry creats a catch 22 then blames a innocent by stander for it ,,,the market exists its called wiiu’s userbase so DURP make games…

  3. jesus

    wiiu is a games console ,so crytech heres a hint …..make games!!!!!!

  4. magicmonkey

    “I’m not sure yet what Nintendo’s strategy might be for hardcore.” – Seriously? With all due respect, WTF?? Iwata and co. have been expressing quite clearly that they hope to recapture the hardcore market with Wii U. Even without all the ‘hardcore market’ talk from Nintendo, I think it’s pretty damn obvious that the strategy is: release a console that primarily uses a control pad interface and has graphical capabilities that are, at the very least, comparable to the other current-gen systems, making it easy for third-party developers/publishers to port games across from the other consoles. What would there be to gain by going to the trouble of releasing the Wii U, if not to supplement Nintendo’s software lineup with the types of games that the Wii was lacking?

  5. zxride64

    The problem crytek have is that they do not have a dev kit from nintendo yet so they can’t really develop anything yet, but they need to push nintendo into giving them one so they can make games.

  6. nana whats me name

    hardcore is industry marketing hype there market is crashing because of disintrrest in CARP GAMES there all obsessed with hollywood ,the whole ps3/x360 era is awash with no innovation no ,wow moments ,nothing new…just the same TRIPE over and over again about actors scripts and how its like tv or a movie …if i wanted tv il watch tv , if i want movies il watch movies,when i pick up my wii remote i want HINT HINT 3rd partys…