It seems like once the Wii U starts to pick up speed, the console always comes right back to a halt. Nintendo still believes that the Wii U will match up with the upcoming next gen systems, but it seems like other developers and publishers beg to differ. We first found out about how the Frostbite 3 engine won’t be coming to the Wii U, so games like Dragon Age 3, the next Mass Effect, and Battlefield 4 won’t be coming to the console.
The system has just been hit with another blow, Epic Games, has stated that Unreal Engine 4 titles won’t be coming to the system as well. These are two devastating blows for Nintendo, a couple of the biggest next gen engines won’t be on the Wii U, so it’ll interesting to see why people will buy the system, besides first party games that is. At the Epic Games presentation at GDC, Mark Rein, was asked if the Unreal Engine 4 would be coming to the Wii U, and he replied:
“Hahaha no. I mean, sorry, it’s not really a correct answer. We’re not… we have Unreal Engine 3 for the Wii U. Right? And Unreal Engine 3 is powering all kinds of amazing games, still lots of games are being made with Unreal Engine 3. We announced today about a new Unreal Engine 3 license. Unreal Engine 3 doesn’t disappear because of Unreal Engine 4. But our goal for Unreal Engine 4 console-wise is next-gen consoles. That’s really what our energies are focused on. If you want to make a Wii U game, we have Unreal Engine 3, and it’s powering some of the best games on the Wii U already.”
Even he came right out and said that they’re trying to focus on “next gen” systems, which was a clear shot at Nintendo.