Wii U News: Unreal Engine 4 currently does not support Wii U

By Michael On 30 Mar, 2013 At 12:05 AM | Categorized As News, Wii U, Wii U News | With 0 Comment

Wii U News: Unreal Engine 4 currently does not support Wii U

Any hope of Wii U supporting Unreal Engine 4 dwindled today. Epic games have confirmed that the new engine is “next-gen technology”, so therefore will not be directed supporting the Wii U.

Mark Rein was asked whether Unreal Engine 4 will run on the Wii U.

Rein quickly answered “no’

He explained further, “I mean, sorry, [that’s] not really a correct answer. We have Unreal Engine 3 for the Wii U. Right? And Unreal Engine 3 is powering all kinds of amazing games, still lots of games are being made with Unreal Engine 3. We announced today about a new Unreal Engine 3 license,”

He continued, “Unreal Engine 3 doesn’t disappear because of Unreal Engine 4. But our goal for Unreal Engine 4 console-wise is next-gen consoles. That’s really what our energies are focused on. If you want to make a Wii U game, we have Unreal Engine 3, and it’s powering some of the best games on the Wii U already,”

All hope is not lost, Developers could port games Unreal Engine 4 games to the Wii U, as the engine is scalable. But it is likely it will be watered down.

“The truth is, if a developer wanted to take an Unreal Engine game and put it on Wii U, they could,”

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