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No Unreal Engine 4 support for Wii U, PS3 or Xbox 360, says

Postby charliecheswick » 29 Mar 2013, 23:21

Awesome sauce. Look forward to Mark Rein shaking up the industry with GoW 4,5,6,7 and GoW Random Edition for next gen.
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Postby DiamondDogs » 29 Mar 2013, 23:25

You're one of the only publishers I've seen, that has the list of consoles in the title other than just the Wii U. Fairplay. It's sad news for us Wii U owners for sure, as it's gonna stop a bit of third party support. Regardless if the main attraction is first party Nintendo software. It will still be fine though.
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Postby utiziz225 » 29 Mar 2013, 23:32

Nintendo promised third-party support it looks like they failed to get it....again
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Postby alan666 » 29 Mar 2013, 23:56

Well they have now said that all the Unreal engines work on the WiiU & everything else :?
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Postby toaplan » 29 Mar 2013, 23:57

utiziz225 wrote:Nintendo promised third-party support it looks like they failed to get it....again


Yeah, because they always leave out something that's crucially important (for third-party devs), in order to cut costs:

N64 - no CD drive
GC - no DVD drive
Wii - not a HD console
Wii U - not enough power to run UE4 / next-gen games.

The SNES was the last home console they released that had it all, and as a consequence most third-party devs supported it fully. Some even exclusively, like Square and Enix.
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Postby sammikid » 30 Mar 2013, 00:00

alan666 wrote:Well they have now said that all the Unreal engines work on the WiiU & everything else :?

No, Unreal engine '3' works on everything including Wii-U. they've confirmed the 4th engine will be on PC, PS4 and i'm guessing the new Xbox
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Postby Penguin101 » 30 Mar 2013, 00:18

toaplan wrote:
utiziz225 wrote:Nintendo promised third-party support it looks like they failed to get it....again


Yeah, because they always leave out something that's crucially important (for third-party devs), in order to cut costs:

N64 - no CD drive
GC - no DVD drive
Wii - not a HD console
Wii U - not enough power to run UE4 / next-gen games.

The SNES was the last home console they released that had it all, and as a consequence most third-party devs supported it fully. Some even exclusively, like Square and Enix.


Unreal 4 works on mobile devices, I'm sure it works on a console capable of running PC textures and effects. I hope Nintendo uses Unreal 4 on one of their projects just to retaliate. Like Make a Metroid Prime game with it.
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Postby Just-joe » 30 Mar 2013, 00:36

Because graphics are soley what make games great.
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Postby Malmo » 30 Mar 2013, 00:45

Penguin101 wrote:Unreal 4 works on mobile devices, I'm sure it works on a console capable of running PC textures and effects. I hope Nintendo uses Unreal 4 on one of their projects just to retaliate. Like Make a Metroid Prime game with it.


Completely different development engine on android and IOS, It may have UE3 and soon UE4 but it's not the same engine that runs on the consoles. Wii U is more of a rival to current gen hardware than next, it was never likely to run the new game engines. Yes the wii U can stretch to the improvements that modern PC games can, which happens to be the latest version of UE3. It'd be pointless downscaling UE4 because you'd just end up with the UE3 again, or 3.5 as it were, since it's come a very long way since it's original launch.

Just-joe wrote:Because graphics are soley what make games great.

No one said it was, but considering unreal engine powers a large majority of games on ps3/360/pc it's probably something to be happy about. Were you expecting something other than graphics from a graphics engine?
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Re: No Unreal Engine 4 support for Wii U, PS3 or Xbox 360, s

Postby Giomanach » 30 Mar 2013, 01:17

toaplan wrote:
utiziz225 wrote:Nintendo promised third-party support it looks like they failed to get it....again


Yeah, because they always leave out something that's crucially important (for third-party devs), in order to cut costs:

N64 - no CD drive
GC - no DVD drive
Wii - not a HD console
Wii U - not enough power to run UE4 / next-gen games.

The SNES was the last home console they released that had it all, and as a consequence most third-party devs supported it fully. Some even exclusively, like Square and Enix.

i think if you read it again he did not say it did not have the power he also said devs can use the u4 on wii u if so wished
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Postby toaplan » 30 Mar 2013, 01:47

^ Usually middleware providers are hyping the capabilities of their engines, so when Epic is being dismissive towards the idea of running UE4 on the Wii U and saying it wouldn't be recommended, you can translate it as a "no".
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Postby Mastermue » 30 Mar 2013, 03:08

Yeah, I saw this coming a mile away... actually since the 1st of October last year. :P
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Postby CatfishMurphy » 30 Mar 2013, 05:43

I don't what to believe anymore! Stealth said that the WiiU would definitely be able to run Unreal 4 and now these bastards say it can't? Bunch of false prophets or the people who know because they actually made it? It's so hard to work out...
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Postby sbradley88 » 30 Mar 2013, 08:25

CatfishMurphy wrote:I don't what to believe anymore! Stealth said that the WiiU would definitely be able to run Unreal 4 and now these bastards say it can't? Bunch of false prophets or the people who know because they actually made it? It's so hard to work out...


This made me :lol:
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Postby runadumb » 30 Mar 2013, 09:20

I'm so glad to see the back of the unreal 3 engine. Currently playing BioShock infinite and even it suffers from that lame ass texture loading that every other unreal 3 game has. Then there's the awful bloom effects.

Next gen now please!
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