Wii U isn't part of the current plan for Epic Games' latest technological leap, Unreal Engine 4, but it could run on the hardware.
Even before Nintendo went public with the final Wii U console at this year's E3 there was discussion and speculation as to whether there had been talks to bringing the technology to the new hardware.
During E3 the studio's vp Mark Rein highlighted that there were no platforms beyond the PC yet. The Wii U does support the existing Unreal Engine fully however, with various games utilising the technology - including Aliens: Colonial Marines and Mass Effect 3.
Speaking to VideoGamer at Develop this week, Rein revealed that "I don't think it's our intention to bring Unreal Engine 4 to Wii U". He did bring hope, reiterating that the engine is "supremely scalable" and would be able to run on a multitude of devices, including mobile phones, tablets and Nintendo Wii U.
If a customer decides they want to port an Unreal Engine 4 game to Wii U, they could. But Unreal Engine 3 is a really good fit for that platform.
So for the moment the Wii U isn't on the roadmap officially for Epic Games, but the technology can run on Nintendo's upcoming console if a studio or even Nintendo themselves decides to port it.
What do you think about Epic Games' approach to Unreal Engine 4 on Wii U? Should the studio do the business and port it over to Nintendo's new box?