Posted by Chuck Corbin on Apr 1, 2013

Wii U Won’t Be Getting The Unreal Engine 4 Either

Nintendo has maintained for awhile now that the Wii U will be able to stand up with Microsoft and Sony when it comes to third party support. And really, it makes sense when you consider the fact that the Wii U is at least as powerful as the Xbox 360 and the PS3, especially since we’re starting to enter an age where the final specs of the console aren’t quite as important as they used to be. However, it’s looking like more and more Nintendo is failing to get that support, as EA announced last week that the Frostbite 3 engine will not be making its way to the Wii U.

Unfortunately for Wii U fans, there’s another engine that won’t be coming to the console anytime soon: the Unreal Engine 4. Despite the fact that the engine is designed to scale from the next-gen consoles down to smartphones and tablets, the engine won’t be supported for the Wii U. Instead, according to Epic Games co-founder Mark Rein, the Unreal Engine 3 is being supported for the console, and that there are “still lots of games being made with Unreal Engine 3.”

If you’re wondering why Nintendo has been having trouble getting third party support for its consoles over the last decade, it has to do with the fact that they are just not getting any respect. When Rein was questioned if the Wii U would get the Unreal Engine 4, he replied “Hahaha no.” I’ve got a feeling this isn’t the last company that’s going to laugh at the suggestion that their game or engine will be available for the Wii U.


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