Seems like every EA game gets a Wii U version these days, so some folks were actually a little surprised when Crysis 3 didn't. Turns out, it could have, as Crytek had a working Wii U port. So what happened? Well, Nintendo and EA just weren't showing enough interest.
Either way, Crytek CEO and pres Cevat Yerli was the one who dropped the news, stating in an interview that Crysis 3 Wii U was quite close to launch when it was sacked. The question asked was whether Crytek had any interest in Nintendo's console, to which Yerli stated:
"We did have Crysis 3 running on the Wii U. We were very close to launching it. But there was a lack of business support between Nintendo and EA on that. Since we as a company couldn’t launch on the Wii U ourselves — we don’t have a publishing license — Crysis 3 on Wii U had to die."
This really isn't the first time we're hearing about Crysis 3 Wii U. Before the game was released, rumors of a Wii U version were sparked by producer Mike Read showing a personal interest in the platform. Crytek was quick to dispel these rumors, however.
Now is all this a bummer or a blessing? Guess that all depends on how much you would've enjoyed hacking enemy turrets on a GamePad.