There’s been speculation concerning whether Wii U could handle Epic Games upcoming tech Unreal Engine 4, especially when it’s being forged with PS4 and Xbox 720 in mind. The firm, however, has brought the reality a lot closer by revealing its interest to bringing games developed on the new engine to Nintendo’s latest platform.
That’s according to vice-president Mark Rein speaking to Videogamer at Develop yesterday: “We have Unreal Engine 3 running on Wii U,” he said.
“You saw games at the Nintendo press conference again this year – a fantastic demo by our friends at Warner Bros. showing Arkham City running on Wii U. And Aliens: Colonial Marines is coming on Wii U, that’s also Unreal. There’s, I’m sure, several others. Mass Effect was announced for it as well. So we’re certainly playing a role there with Unreal Engine 3.
I’ll state that I don’t think it’s our intention to bring Unreal Engine 4 to Wii U, but Unreal Engine 4 is going to be supremely scalable.
We’ll run on mobile phones and on a wide variety of things, so if a customer decides they want to port an Unreal Engine 4 game to Wii U, they could. But Unreal Engine 3 is a really good fit for that platform.”