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GTA 5 could look better on Wii U, unsure on frame rates

Marlon Votta:

Because plenty of third party games look drastically better on the Wii U than the other consoles we get the impression Grand Theft Auto V will also be visually more appealing on Nintendo’s new system. With this in mind, frame rates will be a big concern with ports, and according to some reports, the Wii U system is no better than the other consoles as far as graphics are concerned.

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360ICE1275d ago (Edited 1275d ago )

If Rockstar can wrap their heads around the Wii U and squeeze all the juice out of that next-gen console, they might be able to run it slightly better than the current gen.

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No, but the Wii U looks pretty neat.

camel_toad1275d ago

Slightly better I could maybe agree with but I couldn't read this article past the first sentence "Because plenty of third party games look drastically better on the Wii U than the other consoles..." - The word drastically does not fit in that sentence.

vulcanproject1275d ago (Edited 1275d ago )

GTA- typically memory intensive = good news for Wii U port.

Typically very CPU heavy = bad news for Wii U port.

We're talking countless different AI routines and conditionals because of the volume of pedestrians and traffic. Possible, not something you'll be doing this complex designed for 360/PS3 easily on a GPU by the way, before someone with zero knowledge barges in here again and says "but teh GPU has GP in front of it"

I think it would work on Wii U just fine. I would much rather personally have it ported to PC first though, and ported WELL.

I'll still buy it on console first but it is hard to resist the allure of GTA when it comes to PC and the mods that inevitably turn up.

jbgamer1275d ago

You do know the wii u cpu is 3x faster then the 360 and ps3 no one even talked about the cpu before that idiot from metro light, and i wonder whether money had something to do with him saying that?

vulcanproject1274d ago (Edited 1274d ago )

The Wii U CPU is not 3 times faster than 360/PS3. It was rumoured several months back that Nintendo were using a CPU based on Wii's processor.

Just by looking at the size of the die it is fairly obvious it isn't particularly fast. It's die area is about 1/5th the size of the GPU. We know this because anandtech have measured it.

Going by the size of it I would estimate the CPU is at most, 160 million transistors. It most likely a bit smaller than 360's CPU, and for sure much smaller than PS3's CPU.

In order for it to actually be 3 times as fast even if it were brand new architecture it would have to be highly clocked.

Again that just isn't the case, because the power consumption is miniscule. the whole system draws less than 35 watts, you can bet that by far the most of that is for the GPU.

I would bet that the CPU itself draws no more than 10 watts. No 10 watt CPU is gonna be so much faster than what is in 360/PS3.

Anyone who knows the slightest thing about the semiconductor industry can tell you this.

Lior1275d ago

In what way is the wii u any better than the other 2? It has a crap CPU and inferior graphics on every single port released so far

PopRocks3591275d ago

Not true. Tekken Tag 2 is pretty much on par, Nano Assault Neo does things the previous versions could not, I didn't see much of a difference from Darksiders II and Gearbox claims the Wii U version of Aliens will be the best looking.

The_Infected1275d ago

Hi Nintendo troll. I see you bashing the Wii U in every Nintendo article.

Deku-Johnny1275d ago

Black Ops 2, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Assassin's Creed 3 all look quite a bit better on Wii U, not 'drastically' but still it's a start. It has a crap CPU that makes no difference at all because the GPGPU can do most of the CPU's work. If R* get their heads around the console they could make a Wii U version a lot better than PS3/360.

jbgamer1275d ago

Watch a call of duty video showing the games wii u looked a lot better than the 360 ps3 versions, but not better then the pc. PC always looks the best.

younghavok1274d ago

havent played the other games people have mentioned but I can vouch for Blops 2 looking better on WiiU than it does on 360

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360ICE1275d ago (Edited 1275d ago )

Noooo double post. Sorry mods. Remove if you can

Gr811275d ago

Just a port, then it might look slightly better or run slightly worse ala BO2.

But if they play to the strenghts of the Wii U then undoubtedly it could look way better.

But who's to say it would come to Wii U any way? Rock* isn't Nintendo's biggest fan.

vallencer1275d ago

Grand theft auto has been on their systems a couple of times. As well as other rockstar games. Reggie said he'd love to see it come to the wii u in a recent interview. It's not impossible but only time will tell.

Shaman1275d ago

First sentence and already wrong...
"Because plenty of third party games look drastically better on the Wii U than the other consoles we get the impression Grand Theft Auto V will also be visually more appealing on Nintendo’s new system."

What are this drastically looking better games? ME3? Black Ops 2? Batman AA?

PopRocks3591275d ago

Because ports will look drastically better. /sarcasm

Tell me why those games don't run well and yet Tekken Tag 2 apparently has no reported graphical hitches.

Also Gearbox has said the Wii U version of Aliens will be the best looking. So go figure.

http://kotaku.com/5913484/t...

Gamer781274d ago

IT IS DUE TO THE DEVS THAT ARE DOING THE PORTING. IF R* IS WILLING TO MAKE THE GAME SEPARATELY, TO A POINT, THEN I BELIEVE GTA-V WILL DEFINITELY BE BETTER ON IT. THE WII U IS MADE DIFFERENTLY THAN THE OTHER TWO WHICH IS THE ISSUE THAT NEEDS TO BE OVERCOME. GEARBOX IS MAKING ALIENS TO WORK WITH THE PLATFORM FROM THE GROUND UP, WHICH IS WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE.

A7XEric1275d ago

Yea because we should judge the system's power based on a bunch of 3rd party ports that were slapped together in time for launch. Great idea.

PygmelionHunter1275d ago (Edited 1275d ago )

Either those or the ones that don't exist yet? that first sentence in the article doesn't make any sense, did Reggie write it?

I'm with Arius Dion here, it all comes down to how much effort the developers put individually to each console, so, if they utilize the Wii U from the ground up, I'm sure it would end up looking better than other console versions.

EDIT: Haha, HebrewHammer beat me to it.

Gamer781274d ago

I HAVE TO AGREE. THE IMPRESSIVE THING IS HOW CLOSE THE QUALITY OF THE GAMES ARE CONSIDERING THE VERY SHORT DEV CYCLE FOR THOSE PORTS.

iamnsuperman1275d ago

"Because plenty of third party games look drastically better on the Wii U than the other consoles" I do hope this is a joke right. Come on. Every third party game looks almost identical across consoles. Developers just don't have the time nor money nor lack of businesses sense to develop each version to best suit that console. This is why they all look almost the same

Shaman1275d ago

Except for GTAV which I'm sure will push consoles to their breaking point. R*, with their mammoth budget (probably more than 100 mil) and amazingly talented team could pull it off. Although, I'm sure there will be severe frame drops like in PS2 version of San Andreas...

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