[quite]Epic Games vice president mentioned that the company does not have plans to develop game software for Wii, the reason is that the technology deveoped by Epic is intended for more efficient systems and is not suitable for Wii, therefore the company will concentrate on PS3, Xbox 360 and PC in future.[/quite]
I guess this means no Wii Unreal Engine 3 port.
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Idiots. What do they mean by more "efficient" systems? Judging by the loading speeds of the PS3 and X-Box 360, I don't think they understand the implications of their words.
Funny, because the Wii is the most efficient, technically, out of the three. Well, aside from a well built PC.
fuck epic. ever since that issue before launch i thought we already figured they wouldn't be working on it. though i would also be unsurprised if they come crawling back to it when the wii's popularity keeps going.
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Geez guys, some sour grapes.
This is rather old as it's just a reiteration fo what they said months ago.
However, Epic has stated they'd like to use some of their older tech, like UE2, and do something on Wii. The 'efficient' line seems odd though as I'm sure they meant 'powerful'. Wii is one of the most efficient games systems you can buy. PC's are wildly inefficient to be honest.
Unreal Tournament 2004 is the best game they've done so far imo. Would've been cool to see a port on the Wii, but not a major loss.
Well, I think if you're after the ultimate Wii engine (And Epic are really all about engines) you should start with a highly optimised Gamecube engine and start extending for the extra functions of the Wii GPU, extra memory and CPU power, given the nature of the Wii.
As far as I know Unreal Engine wasn't used in any hit Gamecube games, or am I wrong...?
I don't see it as any kind of loss.
No, but I don't think using a highly optimized Gamecube engine is going to cut it either. There are too many differences between the Gamecube and the Wii to really do that. Red Steel uses a modified Unreal engine, so it is technically possible to use that.
P.S. You are right about the Gamecube not having many hit games with the Unreal engine- but then, they never had any support from Epic last gen either, so it's a bit of a moot point. (Come to think of it, there weren't that many good FPS's on the market, either)...
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Who fucking cares?
If people want that kind of game, they probably already have a 360.
Epic, as Apple pointed out, make more money on their game engines than their games themselves. All their games are is showpieces for their engine. Since there really isn't a market left for the UE2 engine, they don't have a need to continue to showcase that engine with any new games.
To be honest, it would only make business sense for Epic to make a Wii title if they put a small B team on a title. Their A team is solely dedicated to showcasing their latest tech. That's just what Epic is. I have no hard feelings for this business approach. As mentioned, they do like the Wii and some would love to try a hand at developing for it but it won't help their overall corporate model for their UE3 engine so their stuck not really being able to develop for Wii in spite of their desire to.
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