news\ May 29, 2012 at 10:07 am

Wii U not ruled out for Unreal Engine 4

Tech vendor Epic Games has responded to earlier speculation that the Wii U would not host games built on the new Unreal Engine 4.

Speaking to CVG, the company said they have "not confirmed platforms for Unreal Engine 4 beyond PC".

Video games journalist Geoff Keighley, who is currently working with Epic Games as part of the Unreal 4 media showcase at E3 next week, suggested that Epic Games president Mike Capps confirmed the Wii U would only be running the Unreal Engine 3 - not the new one.

A spokesperson for Epic Games did not confirm whether the Wii U was an option or not so it remains a mystery - one that is hopefully solved at E3 next week.

If Keighley is correct in his assumption then it could strike a major blow for Nintendo's new console.  If the Wii U runs Unreal 3 while rumored future consoles like the PS4 and Xbox 720 utilize Unreal 4, then it could isolate Nintendo's new console. 

Of course, the PS3 and Xbox 360 have far superior graphics than the Wii and that hasn't stopped it from being successful.  Nintendo President Satoru Iwata has already said the Wii U is not competing with the next-gen consoles.


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