Crystal Dynamics: No Wii U Tomb Raider, CE Happening

Tomb Raider reboot developer Crystal Dynamics has confirmed that the upcoming game will not be making an appearance on the Nintendo Wii U.

The firm's global brand manager Karl Stewart confirmed the news on the game's official podcast saying that the Wii U wouldn't be getting the game due to most of the developer's work being done on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. [quote“When we started developing the game we made a conscious decision that it was all about building the game for a platform and making sure the game was specific to that platform."

“Given that we’ve been working on the game quite a while before Wii U was announced I think it would not be right to try and port it across. If we started building a game for the Wii U we would build it very differently and we would build it with unique functionality.”[/quote] However, Stewart did confirm that there will be a Mac SKU for the game and that Tomb Raider would be getting a Collector's Edition.
“We’re in the middle of discussions with a company looking to do just that. I’d love to be able to see it day and date with the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC release, but there is a technological aspect to it as well that we need to achieve. But yes, I want a Mac version because I love my Mac.”
Speaking about the CE;
“I love collector’s editions and personally designed sets for Batman: Arkham Asylum and Age of Conan,” said Stewart.

“I’ve done loads and loads and I’m a big fan of them. So yes it’s on my list and I’ve already been doing a lot of exploration so I can say with certainty that there will be a collector’s edition. The editions may be unique to specific territories however, because some areas have restrictions and so on.”
Stewart then touched on whether or not the game would be getting any DLC;
We will look into DLC and we’ve done DLC in the past, but it all boils down to experience. We need to make sure it fits. We also need to make sure we have time to build it, and we’re focused on the core experience right now,” he said.

“As far as exclusives, again, there is no real comment on that because you never know what’s around the corner. We try and keep as agnostic as possible, but I can’t even say if there will be a repeat of the Xbox exclusive for Underworld. If we do DLC, what’s the story? How does it fit within the game? That comes first.”
Tomb Raider is out this fall for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.