Epic has no interest in the Wii

Unlike Emergent Game Technologies, who announced last month that their Gamebryo engine would be making its way to Nintendo’s Wii, Epic’s Mark Rein says that the company has absolutely no plans to bring its Unreal Engine to the platform.

In an interview with GameTrailers, the VP had this to say:

"I think the problem is that it’s not in our wheelhouse. I mean, what we’re doing is the really high-end, next-generation visuals. We’re pushing these [Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3] machines pretty hard."

"I just think that we have too many things on our plate to go back and put resources in that kind of situation."

"I don’t think there’s a lot of money on making engines for the Wii…because the big software dollars right now are being earned on Xbox 360 and they’re going to be earned on PlayStation 3, and I think unless you’re going to sell your engine to Nintendo, you’re going for scraps on that platform."

And here I was, thinking the Wii was next in line for Gears of War…[/sarcasm]


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Eddie has been writing about games on the interwebz for over ten years. You can find him Editor-in-Chiefing around these parts, or talking nonsense on Twitter @eddieinzauto.

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