Electronic Arts and Nintendo have always had a rather bizarre working relationship. That continues with the launch of the Wii U, as Crytek has revealed that Crysis 3 will not be seeing a release on the dual-screened wondermachine.
Studio CEO and founder Cervat Yerli broke the bad news to Digital Spy
- the developer had previously said that a Wii U version of Crysis 3 was a possibility, but due to business decisions between EA and Nintendo this now no longer the case.
"There has been discussions between Nintendo and EA and Crytek, but the bottom line is that there is that there's not enough business drive in it," he said.
"It's a purely business decision. I'd love to see it on Wii U, but what I love to see and what gets done at the end of the day are two different things. Even so, I could initiate it but someone has to sell it, right?
"It's a business decision between EA and Nintendo. If that business decision doesn't make sense, or seems to not make sense for them, it's... not possible for us to make it. We can't publish ourselves, and that's the bottom line."
A crying shame, for sure, but at least this limits the number of ports that the Wii U will see, keeping the software release list to titles made specifically for the platform.