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Rein says he wasn’t laughing at Wii U, points out UE3 critical success, anticipates more UE3-supported games

Posted on March 31, 2013 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Podcast Stories, Wii U

When asked about the possibility of Unreal Engine 4 support for Wii U during a recent Q&A session, Epic’s Mark Rein seemingly laughed at the question – as did the entire room of journalists. But on Twitter, Rein said that he wasn’t laughing at the system. Rather, he thought it was silly how the original question didn’t include the PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360 as well.

The Wii U won’t be directly capable of supporting Unreal Engine 4. Rein, however, doesn’t see that as a big problem given the successful track record of Unreal Engine 3 titles on Metacritic. Earlier on Twitter, he wrote:

And when one fan pointed out that the Wii U is just a few months old, Rein noted that he expects more Unreal Engine 3-supported titles to pop up in the future:

No current-gen platform will support Unreal Engine 4 directly. But because the technology is scalable, developers will in one sense be able to release such games on the Wii U, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 – albeit with some downgrades.


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