Rumour: Crytek got Crysis running on the Wii U

Apparently a Crytek employee got the upcoming shooter Crysis 3 running on the Wii U. However, this is not a sign that they are developing the game for the Wii U as they were just seeing what the console could do.

The rumour also claims that the Wii U was able to run the game at 30-35 FPS in 720p HD. It was also claimed that the Crytek employee thinks the Wii U can run Crysis at 1080p HD if the controller is turned off. However, they were unable to test out that theory as they couldn’t turn the controller off with the dev kit they had. The controller itself is apparently able to stream the game at 480p. The game was said to have great lighting and particle effects on par with the PC version.

If this is true it certainly adds new discussions for the Wii U ‘power debate’ but I would suggest that you take this rumour with a truckload of salt.

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Comments, Reactions, and General Hooliganism

  1. ddddd

    Yes, I think the user in the original board doesnt have good reputation.
    But is not too dificult to believe somo of this.

    • Ruthie

      Thanks for the heads up. I did some digging and heard the exact same thing which is why I suggest a massive truckload of salt rather than a pinch 😛

  2. Now if they were to optimize it for the Wii U’s hardware, it could run at 1080p with the controller streaming.

  3. Captainhowdy

    I wish they would put all three Crysis games on the Wii U. Those games would look amazing on the Wii U.

  4. Bairon93

    Where is the source for this info?

    • F0

      The “source” link right at the bottom of the article. 😉

  5. Hylianhero64

    I wish they specified if it was a new or an old dev kit… I mean, I know that the tablet is kinda the new thing and all, but I don’t think they should force developers to use it if it won’t fit to their technical or artistic limitations/visions. Also, I dunno why, but I kinda assumed that the Wii U would be usable with just a Wiimote (and thus Classic Controller Pro, so no tablet), but then the Wii wasn’t usable with just a GC controller, so I guess only time will tell.

    • dollar is dead long live ron paul

      of-course the wiiu is usable with just a wiimote type deal “”THATS THE WHOLE POINT!!”” have you not seen all last years E3 show and all the news since,its a multi controller device and the wiiu pad is a extension of the console not just its controller….

      wiiu standard control has already been stated as wiiu pad and wii remote plus (standard wii remote not supported)

      and this kind of news is just eye rolling as its talking about a pc engine running on wiiu in some way or another that proves nothing about wiiu

      give me a built from scratch wiiu engine being pushed to the limit COME ON ENTERTAIN ME…

  6. Nintendoftw