Wii U and other current-gen platforms can’t run Unreal Engine 4 in its original state. However, Epic Games’ co-founder Mark Rein has now clarified that it is technically possible to release games supported by the tech on older systems.
Rein told Engadget:
“You heard the stupid gaffe yesterday about the Wii U. If someone wants to take Unreal Engine 4 and ship a game on Wii U, they can! If they wanna ship an Unreal Engine 4 game on Xbox 360, they could make it happen.”
The point is that even though Unreal Engine 4 can’t run directly on Wii U, games could be brought to the system even though the visuals would be a bit worse. That’s because Epic’s technology is scalable.