Wii U, PS3 and X360 won't be getting Unreal Engine 4

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  1. soulx
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    http://kotaku.com/the-wii-u-wont-be..._source=Kotaku_Facebook&utm_medium=Socialflow

    With sluggish sales, lack of third-party support and now no UE4 support, the Wii U situation truly is unreal.


    UPDATE:
    http://www.computerandvideogames.co...-support-for-wii-u-ps3-or-xbox-360-says-rein/

    XBOX360 and PS3 won't be getting it either.

    In an update to this recent development, CVG said: no fucking shit.
     


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    Boo-Hoo. I am sobbing sadly about the horrors of no UE4. /sarcasm

    The Wii-U might be in trouble right now, but can you honestly say that other consoles haven't started out bad, only to come back with a bang?
     
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    Is UE4 relying on some later API version or something?
     
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    Ouch.
    Nintendo better do something otherwise this thing will be the next Gamecube once PS4 and NextBox arrive.
     
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    I thought we knew this already, that the Wii U could run it but that they just wouldn't support it themselves.
     
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    People at Epic acting like assh[family friendly filter activated]? That has never happened before!
     
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    Well, if UE 4 becomes an industry standard the same way UE 3 has, then yeah, that's kind of a horrific proposition for the Wii U's library.

    So yeah, this is some pretty bad news - it looks like the Wii U has a serious engine stall.
     
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    They can still port it, it seems. So, isn't more like, not getting it officially?
     
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    I'd take time to defend the Wii U, but I have hardly even touched mine since I got it and every game I wanted won't be coming out any time soon.
    I would have to say that I really have buyers remorse and should have waited on this one. It's not a bad system, but it's not what I expected it to be.
     
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    I love how they say "No, it won't be on Wii U, we are planning it for Next-Gen consoles only."
     
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    What, only for the coming 4 to 5 years, no big deal.
    Just look at the UE4 games, lol...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Unreal_Engine_games#Unreal_Engine_4
    3 games in total so far!
     
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    4 to 5 years being the entire lifespan of the Wii U?
     
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    Because not getting industry standard tech for 4-5 years is no big problem.

    Don't say "Well the Wii didn't need it" because right now the Wii U is in an entirely different boat. If the Wii U really wants to cater to "core gamers" it's missing out a ton on UE4.
     
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    Well, it's definitely not "next-gen" hardware...
     
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    For the announced 3 unreal engine4 games? Not a ton in my book.

    yes, just like all other Nintendo homeconsoles
     
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    It's not like UE3 came out with a thousand games. It became the industry standard over time.
     
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    Wait, so you didn't want any, not even one game that out now?


    I honestly didn't think it's really Nintendo's fault. There are too many, for a lack of a better term, jerks for higher ups.
     
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    WiiU is console Vita?

    Anyways, this isn't especially new news, I thought we've known about it for some time already, that WiiU won't officially get UE4.
     
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    Not all games run from the UE. Granted most shooters do.
    It nice to work with also but, still has it boundries without heavy modification of the developers to do something original.
     
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    Oh there are games like New Super Mario U and Zombi U that I enjoyed, but that being said I feel like the system was a bit of a bait n switch. We were promised one thing and got another thing instead.
    If anything Nintendo needs to be more aggressive on 3rd parties. Right now it seems like every 3rd party developer is just crapping on their system and Nintendo just isn't doing anything about it. If they don't want this to be like Wii (weak system with mostly shovelware) then they need to step up their game.
     

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