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EA doesn't have the business drive to make Crysis 3 for the Wii U

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I'm hoping this doesn't become a trend with third-party publishers and the Wii U. Founder, CEO and President of Crytek -- the developer behind sci-fi shooter Crysis 3 -- would love to see Crysis 3 on the Wii U, but the decision wasn't his to make; it was EA's decision. Yerli told Digital Spy:

There has been discussions between Nintendo and EA and Crytek, but the bottom line is that there's not enough business drive in it [...] 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?

Yerli added that "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."

Yerli has said in the past that his opinion of the Wii U is very high, and in June of last year, he mentioned that there was a game in development for the Wii U that uses the CryEngine 3. At least we know that that game is not Crysis 3 now.

You can follow Senior Editor Lance Liebl on Twitter @Lance_GZ. He likes talking sports, video games, movies, and the stupidity of celebrities. Email at LLiebl@GameZone.com

 
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