There has been a recent trend of developers announcing that their games will not have a version on the Wii U. The next developer to announce this is Crytek, the makers of Crysis 3. The Crysis series is a futuristic first-person shooter set in different locations. According to Digital Spy, Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli said that a “lack of business drive” is preventing the game from appearing on the console.
He said in the discussion, “There have been discussions between Nintendo and EA and Crytek, but the bottom line is that there's not enough business drive in it. It's a business decision between EA and Nintendo. 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.”
Thoughts: It is understandable that Crysis 3 would not be on the Wii U due to the install base for the system. The demographics aren’t there to warrant actually having the game on the system. Negotiations between Nintendo and Crytek and EA, who is the publisher of the Crysis 3, may not have gone well. For now, Nintendo may lose out on not getting enough third party support for its system which it has promised to do in the past. However, it may not matter in the long run if Nintendo releases games that justify the purchase of the Wii U.