Unreal Engine 4 Won’t Support Wii U, PS3 Or Xbox 360

Epic co-founder Mark Rein revealed that Unreal Engine won’t support PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 or Wii U.

“We have Unreal Engine 3 for the Wii U. Right? And Unreal Engine 3 is powering all kinds of amazing games, still lots of games are being made with Unreal Engine 3,” he answered a question about Unreal Engine 4’s Wii U support. “Unreal Engine 3 doesn't disappear because of Unreal Engine 4. 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.”

Rein explained that Unreal Engine 4 takes advantages of advanced features available in high end PC graphics cards, PlayStation 4 and Xbox 720 but not in Wii U. "we're not PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, or Wii U. It's next-gen technology. That's what we're aiming for," he reaffirmed.

"The truth is, if a developer wanted to take an Unreal Engine game and put it on Wii U, they could, Unreal Engine 3 is kicking ass on Wii U. The best games on Wii U are made on our technology. What more do you want from us?" he noted.

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