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EA lacks "business drive" to put Crysis 3 on Wii U

"It's not possible for us to make it," Crytek boss claims.

Sci-fi shooter Crysis 3 won't be released on Wii U because there isn't the "business drive" from publisher EA to do it.

Crytek boss Cevat Yerli said he would "love" to see Crysis 3 on Wii U, but that the final decision was out of his hands.

"It's a business decision between EA and Nintendo," Yerli told Digital Spy. "I'd love to see it on Wii U, but what I love to see and what gets done at the end of the day are two different things. Even so, I could initiate it but someone has to sell it, right?"

"If that business decision doesn't make sense, or seems to not make sense for them, it's... not possible for us to make it. We can't publish ourselves, and that's the bottom line."

EA previously supported the Wii U launch with a version of FIFA 13 and a late port of Mass Effect 3.

Mass Effect 3: Special Edition, as it was called, launched months after ME3 on other consoles. It's the only part of the trilogy available on a Nintendo platform, so backfilling your Shepard's personal story must be done through limited interactive comic book sequences rather than through imported and detailed saved games.

Mass Effect 3: Special Edition never appeared in the UK top 40, and worse, never appeared in the Wii U-specific UK top 10.

Crytek stated last year that there was a "fat chance" of Crysis 3 appearing on Wii U, but at the time neglected to elaborate. The game arrives for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on 22nd February.

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