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Unreal Engine 4 Not Compatible with Wii U

If you were holding out hope of being able to eventually play the highest tech, next-gen games on the WiiU, then I’m afraid you’ll be holding onto that hope for a very long time.

According to Epic Games VP and co-founder, Mark Rein, his company’s latest engine won’t be able to support Nintendno’s game system. The good news is that Unreal Engine 3 isn’t getting replaced, and it won’t just disappear.

We have Unreal Engine 3 for the Wii U and Unreal Engine 3 is powering all kinds of amazing games, still lots of games are being made with Unreal Engine 3. We announced today about a new Unreal Engine 3 license…But our goal for Unreal Engine 4 console-wise is next-gen consoles. That’s really what our energies are focused on. If you want to make a Wii U game, we have Unreal Engine 3, and it’s powering some of the best games on the Wii U already.

Considering that the Wii U’s technical power is more comparable to current-gen systems than what we know about PlayStation 4 and the next Xbox, the decision seems reasonable, but it’s still a let down for the gamers who bought the WiiU expecting next-gen experiences.  While you’re riding the wave of this disappointment, it won’t come as much of a surprise that Battlefield 4 and its Frostbite Engine won’t be coming to the system either.

How many of you guys own a WiiU and feel cheated by this news?  Let us know in the comments!

Source: Kotaku, [Image Courtesy GameSpot]