Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Crytek Gets Crysis 3 Running on Wii U, No Plans for a Port Yet

Recently, one of the developers at Crytek was able to get Crysis 3 running on the Wii U. Despite the fact that the game was not set up to run on the Wii U and the fact that it was quickly ported over for experimental purposes, they had the graphically demanding game running at 35 FPS in 720p.

That being said, Crytek said that they believe they can get the game running smoothly at 1080p on the Wii U. Apparently, the reason for the slow FPS was the fact that they had the game running on both the TV and the GamePad. Their development Kit did not allow them to turn off streaming to the controller. 

As you should already know, the CPU of the Wii U has to run what's on the TV and on the GamePad at the same time since the GamePad doesn't have its own CPU. So, when you have video running on both the GamePad and the TV, it is dividing the resources of the CPU between two screens. That being said, it is very impressive that the Wii U was able to run such a highly demanding game under these conditions.

It is interesting that it was so easy for Crytek to run a test of Crysis 3 on the Wii U without developing specifically for the console. This is actually a huge boost for the Wii U, as Crytek has already stated that Crysis 3 is “absolutely maxing out the other consoles. There is absolutely not even 1% left.”

This statement was made by Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli. He went on to say, on record, that Crysis 3 maxes out the Xbox 360 and PS3. Due to this, he can safely say that no game will ever look better on the Xbox 360 or PS3, as the game doesn't even leave 1% of the console unused.

It would be great to see what they could do with Crysis 3 on the Wii U if they actually took the time to sit down and develop specifically for the system. However, don't get your hopes up for that to happen anytime soon. In fact, they said that they had no plans to port Crysis 3 over to the Wii U at this time.


  1. This is good, very good, can't wait to see what else can be done.

    1. Yep this is great news, let's see where it goes from here :)