Crytek shuns Wii U and Vita

Crytek shuns Wii U and Vita
Craig Chapple

By Craig Chapple

June 4th 2012 at 1:38PM

'It is difficult to see a market with a critical mass of players such as Vita' says Cevat Yerli

Crytek will not be developing games for the Nintendo Wii U or PS Vita, the company’s CEO has claimed.

Speaking to German site Golem, Cevat Yerli said the Crysis developer currently had no plans to develop titles for the consoles, although users of its CryEngine platform may create titles for the systems.

He claimed that whilst the Vita was technically an appealing system for developers, he felt that it had come to the market “slightly too late”.

“For the Wii U, there will be games which run with the CryEngine, but that come from licensees,” said Yerli.

“The PlayStation Vita is currently too uncertain to us as a platform. Technically I find the Vita very appealing, you have fun with it, no question.

"From a business perspective, it comes but slightly too late. It is difficult to see a market with a critical mass of players.”

Crytek is currently developing games such as Crysis 3, Warface and Homefront 2.