While many gamers and industry people have been speculating that the Wii U’s technical prowess is less than that of current-gen consoles, namely the Xbox 360 and PS3, Crytek’s CEO Cevat Yerli has come out saying that Nintendo’s upcoming console isn’t one to be underestimated.
“My opinion of the Wii U is very high,” he said. “It’s just that we didn’t have a business case unfortunately that justifies us making a game for it.”
“It doesn’t mean that CryEngine 3 doesn’t run on Wii U – it actually runs beautifully. In fact, there actually is a game in development from a respected developer that we will be announcing. I’ve seen the game running and it looks really great.”
Yerli estimated that the Wii U hardware is “minimum on par with the current generation.”
“From my perspective I do not understand the public’s concerns that the Wii U is weaker than PS3 and 360,” he said. “That I cannot see. From my perspective the Wii U is minimum as powerful as Xbox 360.”
Earlier in the week, the Crytek boss spoke about the possibility of a Timesplitters sequel, using the CryEngine 3 technology.
During E3 2012 Nintendo shared a little more info on the hardware powering the Wii U, but stopped short of getting into details. The console will use an IBM Power-based multi-core processor, and AMD Radeon-based High Definition GPU.