Some things are just not to be, which seemed to be the case with Crisis 3 coming to Wii U. On one side, you had Crytek director of creative development Rasmus Hoejengaard saying there was “not a fat chance” that Crysis 3 would ever ship for the Wii U but CEO Cevat Yerli said there was a possibility for the game to make it to the Wii U. Of course, in January reveals otherwise. In an interview with Venture Beat, Yerli explains that the lack of Electronic Arts-Nintendo business drive ultimately killed the project.
“We did have Crysis 3 running on the Wii U,” Yerli said. “We were very close to launching it. But there was a lack of business support between Nintendo and EA on that. Since we as a company couldn’t launch on the Wii U ourselves–we don’t have a publishing license–Crysis 3 on Wii U had to die.”
I don’t know if there was a massive outcry for Crysis 3 to be on the Wii U, but either way it is a bummer to any Wii U owners looking for more to play on their Wii U’s then Nintendo Land.
Crysis 3 was released February 19th for Playstation 3, Xbox 360 and PC.