Epic Games president- We are “very interested in Wii U”

Posted By | On 26th, Jul. 2011

A handful of Epic Games executives, like Mark Rein and Cliffy B, have already expressed their interest in Nintendo’s upcoming new home console, the Wii U. Now Mike Capps, president of Epic Games, has expressed that Epic Games is very impressed with the Wii U, and while they haven’t made an official announcement for it yet, they’re interested in doing so in the near future.

“We haven’t made an official announcement about that platform,” Capps told IndustryGamers.  “And while we loved the Wii, it just wasn’t a fit to make a game that would go across Xbox 360, PS3 and the Wii. It just wasn’t possible. So going forward, we’re working with those folks and we’re very interested in the Wii U.

“We find that the best way to support a platform is to be making a game for it and we don’t currently have a game in development for that platform,” he added. “I want to make sure that I can ship a game on it myself, which is why we have very clear public support of PS3, Xbox 360, PC and iPhone but not as clear when it comes to Android or Wii U.”

“At the launch event at E3, some of the products that you saw running on Wii U were based on Unreal Engine technology,” he continued.  “So that kind of gives you an idea of where we are in that space. You can certainly use our engine on that platform – it’s a natural fit from a technology perspective.

“It opens up some doors that weren’t open before on current generation consoles because it is going to be a powerful box. I’m sure [Epic VP] Mark Rein would love anyone who’s interested to know how official our support is to get in touch with him.”

Mark Rein said earlier this year that when Nintendo announced a piece of hardware that could support Epic’s games, they would “be on it like fish on water.”

Stay tuned to GB for more info.


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