Epic Games: Wii U could handle Unreal Engine 4 ports

Epic Games have confirmed that the Wii U could potentially handle ports of games that utilise Unreal Engine 4, Videogamer report.

“We have Unreal Engine 3 running on Wii U,” Vice President Mark Rein confirmed. “You saw games at the Nintendo press conference again this year – a fantastic demo by our friends at Warner Bros. showing Arkham City running on Wii U. And Aliens: Colonial Marines is coming on Wii U, that’s also Unreal.

“There’s, I’m sure, several others. Mass Effect was announced for it as well. So we’re certainly playing a role there with Unreal Engine 3.”

He continued, “I’ll state that I don’t think it’s our intention to bring Unreal Engine 4 to Wii U, but Unreal Engine 4 is going to be supremely scalable.

“We’ll run on mobile phones and on a wide variety of things, so if a customer decides they want to port an Unreal Engine 4 game to Wii U, they could. But Unreal Engine 3 is a really good fit for that platform.”

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