Techland says it would need to rework the engine to get Dead Island: Riptide running on Nintendo's Wii U.
Current-gen open-world FPS Dead Island: Riptide won't be coming to Wii U, developer Techland has said.
Speaking in an interview with Digital Spy, creative producer Alexander Toplansky said the team would had to have either rebuilt the engine to work on Nintendo's latest hardware or simply ported the game. "One of the opportunities we had for Riptide was to continue the development of the engine, and really improve it and make a lot of refinements," said Toplansky.
"The things that are required to bring something to a new platform, you need to either really get to be integrating it deep into the engine, or you've got to [do] a port."
"Neither one of those was a satisfactory outcome for us, so we decided to do what we got platform-wise and just make sure that we can deliver the best experience we can."
Toplansky also confirmed that the studio wasn't actively planning to support the Wii U in the future, but wouldn't rule out the idea completely. "It's not something I would categorically rule out, but it's not something that's planned," he said.
Dead Island: Riptide is being released for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC on April 26 in Europe, and on April 23 in North America.
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