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Havok on Wii U has “specific advantages” over other platforms

The Havok physics engine is coming to the Wii U, and it will offer exclusive features that no other console has. The Havok engine is widely used in games, ranging from Half Life 2, Portal, BioShock, and even Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros. Havok has an agreement with Nintendo that allows all developers to access its …

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Nintendo to offer Wii U developers free tools

Nintendo will offer Wii U developers free access to tools and software, the company recently announced. Nintendo has reached an agreement with game software maker Autodesk to license its GameWare middleware and software packages for the Wii U. The license is wide and allows Nintendo to offer the GameWare software development kit to all Wii …

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Crytek: Wii U specs are “very good”

Crytek, one of the AAA game developers behind the Crysis series and the stunning CryEngine, have previously said that they’re working to bring the CryEngine 3 to the Wii U. Now, the developer has said that they’re impressed with the hardware. Crytek’s Avni Yerli said in a recent interview: “The specs are very good. It’s …

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Epic Games “very interested” in Wii U

Nintendo had trouble attracting third party support for the Wii, and they seem to have learned from their mistakes, as we’ve already seen plenty of third part support for the Wii U. You can now add Epic Games to that list, as Epic President Mike Capps recently told IndustryGamers, “We haven’t made an official announcement …

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EA: Wii U just as powerful as Xbox 360, PS3

We already know that the Wii U packs some powerful hardware, according to some, it’s up to 50% more powerful than the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3. Now EA has added to the debate, with EA’s vice president Andrew Wilson saying that the Wii U is at least just as powerful as the current gen …

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Wii U a great fit for Id Software’s new engine

According to John Carmack, co-founder of Id Software, the Wii U is powerful enough for the brand new id Tech 5 engine. Speaking to IndustryGamers, Carmack said of Wii U, “It should be a slam dunk to move over to Tech 5 games on there. We haven’t had that discussion yet as a company, but …

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Crytek: CryEngine 3 running on Wii U

Crytek, developers of Crysis and a company known to push the limits of videogame visuals, have confirmed that their brand new engine, CryEngine 3, is running on the Wii U. While Crytek isn’t showing anything just yet, they confirmed to Develop that the engine is running on the Wii U and that Crytek fully supports …