Mystery licensee working on version of popular engine for Nintendo's machine

UE3 Wii port in development

Epic VP Mark Rein has revealed to Kikizo that an Unreal Engine 3 licensee is working on a port of the engine for the Wii platform.

“I know one of our licensees who’s giving it a shot. It’s their own port, in the same way Ubisoft brought Unreal Engine 2 to the Wii,” he said.

Speaking to Develop earlier this year, Rein confirmed that Epic has no intention of porting the engine to the Wii itself, saying: “We haven’t had a lot of people come to ask us for engines for the Wii. I think a lot of people who make games for Wii previously made games for Gamecube, and they’re recycling whatever technologies they’ve used before.”

He added: “It just wouldn’t make sense for us to try and compete in that space. We’re busy enough striving to get better and better in technology and support for the platforms we’re already on to go adding another platform right now.”

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