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Crysis 3 developer says Wii U as powerful as Xbox 360 “at minimum”

by Bill Hess on June 20, 2012

After seeing the Wii U run Crytek’s CryEngine 3, CEO Cevat Yerli has been heard praising Nintendo’s next console. In a recent interview, Yerli voices his concerns for the misconceptions about the Wii U and the power behind the console.

“From my perspective, I do not understand the public’s concerns that the Wii U is weaker than the PS3 and 360. That I cannot see. From my perspective the Wii U is minimum as powerful as the Xbox 360.”

Crytek hasn’t announced any plans to develop specifically for Nintendo’s next console, but that doesn’t mean CryEngine 3 won’t see the light of day on the Wii U. Yerli says that a “respected developer” currently has a game in the works that uses CryEngine 3, and will be announced later this summer.

Back in April Crytek’s Rasmus Hoejengaard said Crysis 3 had a “fat chance” of arriving on the Wii U.

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  • Brevs

    The Wii U’s hardware is 6x more powerful than the xbox 360 and ps3. But it is also 7 years newer. So it isnt that impressive on the power side of it.



  • Pro_Olaf

    No it’s not, the hardware is about the same as xbox and ps3’s.

  • mr jenkins

    I agree with you Pro_Olaf the hardware is about the same if not just a little on the more powerful side even so nintendo are still selling 6 year old hardware to a 2012 audience its a rip off

  • uzavic

    Actually what little specs we know of in the U were made in 09-10, so yes they are selling us realitively new hardware. Also at minimum means the U is stronger than even what I thought. Guessing 4x-6x.

  • rahat

    erm power7 cpu? do you know how fucking good that is? also i think the developers know specs better than fans who read articles so lets just wait and see

  • deSSy2724

    Rumors says its a IBM Power7 CPU, that means…. its about 4x+ times stronger than PS3s Cell + real cores are better for developers. Im not defenting anyone, but face the facts people…. there are much rumors, most negative ones about Wii U are ANONYMOUS !!!

  • Pro_Olaf

    It’s a year ago now – and yet I was right.. The hardware is about the same as Xbox- and PS3’s.

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