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Submitted by kamruk 1270d ago | news

Assassin's Creed 3 still playing catch-up on the WiiU

Xbigy Games' Kamran Draeger writes:

"At this year's gamescom Ubisoft demoed a new naval mission for Assassin's Creed III on the WiiU and PS3, though what quickly caught our attention was that the two weren't identical." (Assassin's Creed III, PS3, Wii U, Xbox 360)

CaptainN  +   1270d ago
There's plenty of time for things to get up to speed. They have until at least nov/dec for launch.
Hisiru  +   1270d ago
Comes as no surprise as Ubisoft already said they aren't spending a lot of money on this port, so they aren't using the system's capabilities. However, it's an unfinished game and it will probably be 100% at launch. We can only judge when the game is already out with several reviews explaining every RROs and CONs of this version. If the game is not finished yet, there is nothing to worry or judge yet.

ABizzel1  +   1270d ago
As I said all Wii-U ports should at least be on par with the Xbox 360 versions seeing how the Wii-U is nothing but a beefier 360.
WrAiTh Sp3cTr3  +   1270d ago
Last time I saw AC3 the Wii U off screen looked better than the direct feed of the Ps3 version.
Crazyglues  +   1270d ago
@ CaptainN

While I agree with you this would seem like enough time if that's what they were working on, getting it up to speed. (meaning just getting it running which seems to be what they are doing)

-But if the idea was to exceed the PS3 or 360 version or take advantage of the Wii U features... then no there is no time..

Stuff Like that has to be planned out in the development stage of the game, to try to do it now is just too late, it would take too much resources and time to pull it off now..

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CaptainN  +   1270d ago
So many disagrees for what? I said they have plenty of time, how can people not agree with that? Too many haters on this site now.

@ Crazyglues........the game is not supposed to be better at all. They are supposed to be equal, except for the fact of the Wii-U edition running in 1080P while the others aren't.
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MostJadedGamer  +   1270d ago
Its pretty obvious that AC3 is NOT going to come out on the WiiU this year. Its going to be funny watching those people who skip the PS3/360 version thinking they will be playing the WiiU this year.

Just buy the PS3/360 version its not worth waiting to next year just to get the WiiU version.
ReadyBodyReggie  +   1270d ago
I think he meant other versions are playing catch up.
>WiiU has 1080p
>WiiU at 60fps
>WiiU has always on active map, and quick select menu
Hairy Chewie  +   1270d ago
Yeah... you're not a fanboy at all. /s

The WiiU is capable of looking better than PS3/Xbox360, doesn't mean it will within months of release.
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SnotyTheRocket  +   1270d ago
yeah, its not 60fps for Assassin's Creed 3....
LOL_WUT  +   1270d ago
But I thought it was going to be the superior version?

@ReadyBodyReggie Facepalm...
rpd123  +   1270d ago
It'll definitely be inferior to the 360 and PS3 versions. Whenever a game is ported, it diminishes in quality. Porting it to the Wii U will not make it the best, because it wasn't created with Wii U tech in mind.

And while the Wii U can play at 60fps and 1080p (supposedly), it won't be able to do it at launch. Consoles never reach full potential at launch.
samtheseed  +   1270d ago
Sorry, Xbiggygames who? Again, this story contains no actual quotes, they just want you to take their word for what they are saying, and AFAIK, they have no credibility... just like the whole 1080p AC3 and Batman crap... horseshit hearsay.
Jadedz  +   1270d ago
To be honest...
I don't really care if the Wii U gets "gimped" versions of AAA third party titles. It's the simple fact that we've never really seen this type of support on a Nintendo console for about... 3 generations now?

Nintendo's been out of the multiplatform AAA third party loop for quite some time now (in regards to their hardware consoles) - it's really a breath of fresh air now that titles you normally don't see on Nintendo hardware, is actually launching their platform this time around.
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R_aVe_N  +   1270d ago
I think this is mainly due to Nintendo hardware has not really been able to handle these types of games or in the gamecubes case it just didn't sell well. These studios are hoping that the Wii U will have the same sells that the Wii had so they are bringing what they can to it to cash in on that success. You can't blame them at all. I am still not sure how these types of games will sell on the "kid friendly" console all we can do is wait and see.
Jadedz  +   1270d ago
Nintendo product are normally universal
As they showed with the Wii/NDS, they won't just focus on one sector of the consumer demographic.

Hardcore gamers didn't doing enough to impress Nintendo for their N64 and Gamecube platforms, so they found a broader audience with the Wii/NDS.
DivineAssault  +   1270d ago
i know wii u needs time to get things rolling but if it were ps4/720, it would be evident right away that its more powerful & looks btr.. I dont think we will see anything surpassing current gen graphics on it unless the game is developed by nintendo teams.. They are the only ones willing to put the necessary effort to make the system show its true potential.. 3rd party devs for the most part dont care to waste the time or resources to do so
R_aVe_N  +   1270d ago
I agree and disagree with that statement. I don't think 3rd parties will push it much like you stated unless it is a 3rd party exclusive in which they can actually use all the system has to offer. I think at best most launch games will look better than the Wii for sure (which isn't to hard to do)
yabhero  +   1270d ago
That's wrong actually Even on NextBox and PS4...AC3 wouldn't look much better because it's a port of a game designed for 360... Once developer start actually for next gen hardware... we'll see WiiU's power... judging off early ports isn't really a great way to judge power...
victoryscreeeeeech  +   1270d ago
I could have sworn assassins creed 3 was 60fps at 1080p for the wiiu, can someone give me insight on this
TruthbeTold  +   1270d ago
If that's been said for certain outside of rumor, I don't know. The EIC of GameTrailers has said though that the Wii U version of AC3 looks the best of the 3.

kamruk  +   1270d ago
It's not that the entire game is completely inferior, we were watching a further naval mission from the game side by side with a ps3 and there were effects clearly missing. When we adressed this we were told that these are simply some of the challenges the team is facing with working on new hardware, if enough time is given the wiiu will match or even surpass the 360/ps3
Ck1x  +   1270d ago
This article doesn't even make sense because here is a youtube video showing that the WiiU version is clearly sporting sharper more detailed graphics. Just look at the character models and detail on the WiiU screen versus the PS3(The side by side comparison isn't in the same area, but its showing off very similar actions though). I don't think these are official quotes from Ubisoft and probably just, made up like the Eurogamer article was!
kamruk  +   1270d ago
As said in reply to TruthbeTold, the differences became apparent in a naval mission that had tons of smoke and lighting effects included.
samtheseed  +   1270d ago
So they need to figure our how to do nice smoke on the wii u. Obviously it's possible and they will get it done, but the Wii U version looks much more detailed in models, textures, image quality, draw distance... dude from GT seems to think so as well.

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