Wii U passes the Crytek test

Wii U passes the Crytek test

By Rob Crossley

September 19th 2011 at 10:16AM

Unique interface 'a challenge for game designers', but hardware specs impress

As Nintendo keeps a tight lid on the horsepower of its next-gen hardware, a company executive at Crytek has given insight into the kind of benchmarks Wii U will be passing.

Crytek co-founder Avni Yerli said he is impressed with the Wii U tech specs, and claimed that the team at Crytek UK are getting to grips with the hardware.

"The Wii U specs are very good," Yerli told GamesIndustry.biz

The system’s unique interface is however “a challenge for designers”, Yerli added.

“But once thought through it can add value, and that's what ultimately important. Our guys in Nottingham (Crytek UK) are very happy with their tests on the dev kits and they're excited about it."

Crytek’s cutting-edge CryEngine 3 platform currently supports PC, Xbox 360 and PS3.

It is believed the company will expand support to Wii U, and possibly mobile devices.